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In a song-poem he composed with music provided by fellow Washington state resident and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, he dissects the ... a collection of essays from various authors about collective and individual responsibility in the face of climate change and environmental degradation.
WSU has issued the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report on Drinking Water Quality for the Pullman campus. The US Environmental Protection Agency requires that public water systems issue an annual drinking water quality report to the users of the system. This annual report explains where the water ...

While Washington State as a whole has either better or equal health outcomes compared to the national average, the lowest ranked counties in the state ... In addition to health behavioral, social and economic factors and the physical environment, the report reveals significant disparities in access to care.
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) secured a number of major Washington state priorities in Congress's omnibus funding package. ... midterm elections from Russian hackers, investments in rural broadband, and funds for important environmental and economic programs throughout Washington state.
SEATTLE — Washington state will phase out marine farming of Atlantic salmon and other nonnative fish by 2022 under legislation signed Thursday by ... and health laboratories for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said he thinks “that Atlantic salmon aquaculture in the state of Washington ...
Washington state will phase out marine farming of Atlantic salmon by 2022 under a bill signed Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Gov. ... genetic and health laboratories for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said he thinks "that Atlantic salmon aquaculture in the state of Washington poses a low risk ...

The state of Washington's latest attempt to pass a carbon dioxide tax has failed, with its sponsors withdrawing the bill from consideration. Senate Bill 6023 would ... Myers says Washington state politicians' efforts to impose a carbon tax are not primarily about protecting the environment. Instead, he says, the ...
John Volpe, associate professor of environment studies at the University of Victoria, said this month that there are too many issues. ... supervises the genetic and health laboratories for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said he thinks "that Atlantic salmon aquaculture in the state of Washington ...
But with the recent passage of a bill that aims to update state building codes to allow for taller, more extensive timber construction, Washington state hopes .... It'll take a few months to a year for the building code commission to determine exactly how (and how tall) timber structures in the state of Washington ...
Washington state's sales tax exemption for electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend it stalled during the recent legislative ... Supporters say the tax break has helped grow the electric vehicle market in the state and provided economic as well as environmental benefits.
The passage of SB 6269 marks another critical step forward to increase Washington state oil transportation safety. ... We are incredibly proud of the 31 senators and 67 house representatives who chose to represent the interests of our marine environment over the interests of a well-funded and powerful ...
Patricia and Phillip Butterfield, both professors in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University in Spokane, have spent their careers focused on public health and the environment. As the founders of Winescape, a new winery on the outskirts of Spokane, they have a different focus: ...
It provides a more positive environment in the home because there isn't as much stress on the family.” ... Under a five-year pilot, Washington state in September launched two initiatives for the Family Caregiver Support Program, including the tailored support program and Medicaid Alternative Care, with ...
The Washington state Attorney General's Office has filed misdemeanor charges against the owner of the Hero, a derelict research vessel that sank on the ... The suit was filed by an environmental protection unit that state Attorney General Bob Ferguson formed to investigate and prosecute environmental ...
BNSF Railway and five environmental groups want to intervene on opposing sides of a federal lawsuit brought by developers of a coal-export ... Utah-based Lighthouse Resources, which operates coal mines in Montana and Wyoming, sued Washington state officials in federal court in Tacoma in November.
Led by Washington State University planetary scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an international team studied the driest corner of South America's Atacama Desert, where decades pass without any rain. Scientists have long wondered whether microbes in the soil of this hyperarid environment, the most similar ...
“The ban that Washington state legislators are considering would remove firefighting foams that are uniquely effective at combatting certain types of flammable liquid fires,” Bryan Goodman, a spokesperson for the FluoroCouncil, told Bloomberg Environment in an email. “Such a ban would be shortsighted ...

Washington state Senate OKs phasing out Atlantic salmon net-pen farming. Originally published February 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm ... “This risk is simply too great,” Inslee said. “It is no longer acceptable to the people of the state of Washington to expose our waters to the threat of Atlantic salmon net pens.” ...
The second, SB 6269, to increase Washington state oil transportation safety, underscores sound economic and environmental compromise. Both have the common goals of sustainability and the protection of shared waters. However, their passage towards becoming law differ starkly, given your hand in ...
First elected to the Senate in 2010 after serving in the House for three years, Nelson is a former banker and environmental activist. She also previously served as chief of staff for then-King County Councilmember Dow Constantine. Nelson led the party and its new one-vote majority through this year's ...
Now, Washington state has banned Atlantic salmon farming. As John Ryan reports for NPR member ... Environmental organizations, however, worry about the impact of escaped fish on native Pacific salmon, concerned about competition for food and spawning grounds. After last year's net failure, some ...
The federal government is demanding that the company building a giant nuclear waste treatment plant in Washington state provide records proving that the ... About 40,000 tons of structural steel is needed for the plant, to help prevent the release of radioactive and hazardous wastes into the environment.
Jay Inslee, B.C. Premier John Horgan and California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matt Rodriquez attend a news conference in Vancouver on Friday. ... Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna acknowledged Friday there are differences over the pipeline, but she said it was approved by ...
Those are among the mixed environmental results from this year's whirlwind 60-day session of the Washington state Legislature — marked by a few environmental firsts but also some significant losses for the greens on climate change that go beyond their inability to pass a carbon tax. With Democrats ...
BNSF Railway is asking to join a lawsuit against Washington state officials who blocked plans to build a coal export terminal. The Fort Worth-based ... In September 2017 Ecology denied a water quality permit, citing increased rail traffic among nine different adverse environmental impacts. DNR denied an ...
A coalition of environmental, labor and social justice groups is pushing forward with a citizens' initiative to put a price on carbon emissions. The groups said they submitted a proposed initiative Friday to the secretary of state. The move comes a day after a carbon tax bill pushed by Gov. Jay Inslee stalled in ...
In a settlement approved by the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE has allocated $380 million toward closure costs that include cleaning up the .... “Water was always the primary environmental concern,” said Wally McRae, a rancher and cowboy poet who helped lead that fight.
The Washington State Senate has passed legislation to protect orcas and the state's marine waters where they live. Two bills that make ... The Orca Whale Protection Act (SB 5886) - which was declared dead last week in the Washington State Senate and then revived - passed with a 34-15 vote. It aims to ...


 

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