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Environment

Fish advocates say sending water through spill bays is the best way to ensure fish survival through dams in the Columbia and Snake rivers. CREDIT: CASSANDRA PROFITA

How The Trump Administration’s Environmental Policy Rollback Affects The Northwest

A new Trump administration plan to scale back a bedrock environmental law could affect all kinds of projects in the Northwest, including timber sales, hydroelectric dams, and large energy developments like the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project with its 235-mile Pacific Connector pipeline. Continue Reading How The Trump Administration’s Environmental Policy Rollback Affects The Northwest

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A new sign graces the entrance onto the Hanford site near Richland, Washington. CREDIT: ANNA KING

Washington State Regulators Fine Feds More Than $1 Million Over Hanford Cleanup Data

Washington Department of Ecology leaders say without access to this data, they can’t effectively protect the land, air and water for residents in eastern Washington and surrounding communities. They say they’ve attempted to negotiate this issue with federal Energy managers for years. Continue Reading Washington State Regulators Fine Feds More Than $1 Million Over Hanford Cleanup Data

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The Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River. CREDIT: BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION

Public Invited To Clarkston-Pasco-Vancouver Workshops On Question Of Snake River Dams

Upcoming public workshops will examine a draft report that gauges how people in Washington want to deal with the fate of the dams. At the workshops, officials will present the report’s findings, followed by a panel discussion. People can submit written and online comments on the draft report through Jan. 24. Continue Reading Public Invited To Clarkston-Pasco-Vancouver Workshops On Question Of Snake River Dams

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The Newtown Creek is seen in the Queens Borough of New York. Newtown Creek is a waterway approximately 3.5 miles long between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The Superfund designation will allow the Environmental Protection Agency to go after the polluters of the waterway forcing them to pay an estimated $500 million for the cleanup. CREDIT: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Backlog Of Toxic Superfund Cleanup Sites Grows Under Trump Administration

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays. Continue Reading Backlog Of Toxic Superfund Cleanup Sites Grows Under Trump Administration

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