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Puget Sound Partnership Will Curb Polluted Runoff

Article: Puget Sound Partnership Will Curb Polluted Runoff

OLYMPIA, Washington, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Each year, 52 million pounds of toxic chemicals – nearly 150,000 pounds per day – inundate Puget Sound with contaminated runoff. This amounts to a toxic spill the size of Exxon Valdez every two years, according to the Puget Sound Partnership, a community effort of governments, tribes, scientists…

Washington State Drafts Rainwater Collection Rule

Article: Washington State Drafts Rainwater Collection Rule

OLYMPIA, Washington, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking help from the general public in drafting regulations on the collection and use of rainwater in Washington State. Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about rainwater collection and to discuss a new statewide rule on Wednesday, July…

Puget Sound Water Quality Bill Debuts in Congress

Article: Puget Sound Water Quality Bill Debuts in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington state Congressional delegation has introduced legislation in the House and the Senate that would be a new source of grant funding for water quality and stormwater discharge projects in the Puget Sound area of northwest Washington. Congressman Norm Dicks and Senator Maria Cantwell introduced the Puget…

Cruise Ships Agree to Protect Puget Sound Shellfish Beds

Article: Cruise Ships Agree to Protect Puget Sound Shellfish Beds

BELLEVUE, Washington, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – Cruise ships that visit Seattle under a 2004 environmental agreement will take new precautions to help protect commercial and tribal shellfish beds from virus contamination. All three parties to the Memorandum of Understanding regarding Cruise Ship Operations – Department of Ecology, the Port of Seattle, and the NorthWest…