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Owner of Sunken Tug Must Pay Nearly $45,000 to State
PORT ORCHARD. (AP) — The Washington Attorney General's Office says the owner of a historic wooden tugboat that sank off Bainbridge Island in 2013 has been ordered to pay nearly $45,000 to the state for cleanup costs.
Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes on Monday ordered Anthony Smith t…
BNSF Railway to Pay $75,000 for Water Quality Violations
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — State officials say BNSF Railway will pay $75,000 to settle a 2015 penalty for water quality violations.
The Department of Ecology said Monday the railway agreed to the fine for placing creosote-treated railroad ties in water during maintenance projects in Whatcom and S…
Washington State Aims to Limit Carbon Pollution
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's largest industrial polluters would be required to reduce carbon emissions gradually over time under a proposed rule.
The measure released Wednesday is a key piece in Gov. Jay Inslee's efforts to tackle climate change and reflects other efforts in Cali…
State Employee Accused of Stealing From Celebration Fund
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An environmental specialist with the state Department of Ecology has pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $17,000 from an employee celebration fund.
The News Tribune reports that 48-year-old Mary Lynum, of Spanaway, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree theft. She...
State Proposes New Fish Consumption Rule
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Ecology has released a new fish consumption rule that contains a more protective cancer risk rate.
The new draft rule released Wednesday provides a foundation for the state's efforts to reduce and control toxics in the environment.
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