Archive of: Environment

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State Ecology levies big fine on VW

Air pollution control efforts in Washington will be funded into the future from a penalty assessed today against Volkswagen.

July 2016

State seeks ban on sewage dump to Sound

Commercial shellfish operators could be the big beneficiaries of today's request to EPA for a no-discharge of sewage designation for all of Puget Sound.

July 2016

Sampling begins Monday near UWT

Decades of industrial uses on land that is now University of Washington Tacoma's campus left pollution that is now being mapped for future remediation.

July 2016
Tumwater aviation firm on record flight

Tumwater aviation firm on record flight

Small airplanes may some day be powered by diesel engines burning biofuel, and a Tumwater company is on the cutting edge of the research effort.

July 2016

Stellar volunteer & protecting our world

A financial planner and environmental specialist lead off this year's panel of 40 Under Forty honorees.

July 2016

Shortage of federal staff slows gopher review

More development permits applications are showing up at Thurston County this year, but there are not enough wildlife biologists to keep up with the required screenings to protect Mazama Pocket gophers, an endangered species.

July 2016

Ecology to seek $$ for Winlock spill

A private business in Winlock faces even more costs from the August 2015 fire that destroyed its warehouse filled with various grocery items. DOE announced action today to recover $30,887 in response costs.

July 2016

Downtown Tacoma award nominees

The nominees for downtown Tacoma's annual awards for new developments and individuals "who make things happen" have been announced by Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. The winners will be named at a July 8th luncheon.

June 2016

Pocket gopher screening proceeds despite ruling

Today, Thurston County that this summer’s property review process for the Mazama Pocket Gopher will continue as normal.

June 2016

State carbon cap back on table

Today, the Washington State Department of Ecology announced that it is now accepting comments for its re-tweaked carbon cap proposal.

June 2016
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