Archive of: Environment

Title Issue

Blue waters, ‘green’ port

The local chamber of commerce dubbed Port of Olympia as the leading 'Green Business' operation among government agencies.

April 2017

‘Sustainability’ to be featured Saturday

Living and working more sustainably is the focus of an annual Tacoma event this coming weekend.

February 2017

EPA funds local enviro training

Continuing a program that began with President George W. Bush's administration and continued through the Obama years, President Trump's EPA chief today funded South Sound training for pollution cleanup jobs.

February 2017

Ecology levies $380,900 in fines last quarter

Almost $400,000 in penalties for environmental infractions last quarter came from the state Department of Ecology.

February 2017

Snow reduces business significantly

Mother Nature perhaps needed an extra day to recover from Sunday's spectacular Super Bowl over-time finish, so she dished up a hefty dose of winter weather today.

February 2017

EPA releases local fines report

Six South Sound businesses are on the list of 67 violators cited by the EPA for third quarter last year. Five of them drew relatively minor fines for compliance infractions.

January 2017

Medical waste handling fine settled

A processor medical wastes located in Morton has agreed to pay $14,400 to settle a state enforcement fine and contribute to support training videos for hospital staffs, pharmacies, veterinarians, and other medical professionals.

December 2016

EPA sets new water quality rules

Federal authorities today announced that they haveover-ruled some state environmental protection steps toward controlling toxic pollutants in Washington waters.

November 2016

Tacoma business charged by AG

Alleged violations of environmental pollution laws have brought criminal charges against a Tacoma man, who operated a commercial truck cleaning service.

September 2016

40: Teaching in school, on the water

A school teacher who adds public policy engagement to help students in her classroom and an environmental advocate who helps youth grow with connection to the sea are today's 40 Under Forty honorees.

August 2016
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