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Conservationists Seek Firm Limits on Gulf Dead Zone Pollution

Conservationists Seek Firm Limits on Gulf Dead Zone Pollution

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, July 30, 2008 (ENS) – Conservation groups from nine states along the Mississippi River and two national groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to set and enforce numeric standards to limit nutrient pollution in the river basin because it contributes to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The…

Cruise Ships Agree to Protect Puget Sound Shellfish Beds

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…

$12,000 Fine Flows From Muddy Runoff to Puget Sound

$12,000 Fine Flows From Muddy Runoff to Puget Sound

BELLEVUE, Washington, March 31, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington state Department of Ecology has fined developers of a Lynnwood residential construction site $12,000 for failing to prevent polluted runoff into Swamp Creek. Pacific Ridge Homes LLC of Bothell, Washington are the developers of the eight-acre project, Blackstone Residential Community at 15730 Manor Way. In announcing…