In a letter to Jay Manning, Director of Washington Department of Ecology, the Center for Justice writes “there are several
Members of the public and the oil spill response community have an opportunity to attend a Geographic Response Plan (GRP)
Attached is EPA’s response to an April 10 letter sent to EPA by the Spokane River Discharger Stakeholder group.
A new law will relax the deadline for cleaning up the Spokane River and other waterways, allowing more time for some measures to take effect. Without the change, wastewater dischargers would have to meet stringent new limits on pollutants within a decade. The change, signed into law Monday by Gov. Chris Gregoire, says the standards must be met “as soon as possible” and within 20 years at most. The Spokesman Review reports.
Avista Utilities and the Sierra Club have worked out an agreement for year-round flows of Spokane Falls. Even after sunset, when most of the tourists have left Riverfront Park, water will spill over a series of descending basalt columns. The Spokesman Review reports.
Mike Chappell finds himself in the right place at the right time to help Gonzaga convene a new environmental law clinic devoted to the Spokane River and other regional waterways. The Center for Justice Reports.