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Seafood Company Fined Six Figures in Oil Spill

The Washington Department of Ecology is fining a seafood company more than $112,000 for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel, the Clam Digger, in July 2013 near Anacortes.

Authorities have determined negligence was a factor in the sinking and spill

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Clean Water Act Challenged, New Conservation Program Announced

  • Florida Representative Steve Southerland has proposed the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protect Act which would halt any action of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed definition of waters of the United States.

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New Farm Bill Helps With Disaster Relief, Farm Education Seminar

  • Farmers and ranchers who waited two and a half years for a Farm Bill are now getting some relief according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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Work on Tiger Marts Beginning This Summer

Work on the most contaminated former Tiger Mart site in Yakima is expected to start within the next month thanks to $500,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology.

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Business and Ag Leaders on Immigration Reform, EPA Challenged on Clean Waters Act

  • A coalition of business and agriculture leaders launched a Day of Action on immigration reform yesterday with a media conference call.

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Supreme Court Rules Against EPA, Monsanto Looking at Takeovers

  • On Monday the Supreme Court said the Environmental Protection Agency could not rewrite specific standards for power plant and factory emissions of greenhouse gases written into the law according to the Washington Post.

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Senators Look to Stop EPA Law, Oregon Investigating Illegal Pesticide

  • Last Thursday, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts and 29 other Republican Senators introduced legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.

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Conservation Groups Emphasize Nonlethal Wolf Control

Eight conservation groups are complaining that it is too easy to kill wolves that attack livestock in Washington state.

The groups recently filed a petition asking the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to require livestock producers to exhaust nonlethal measures to prevent wolf depredations before any wolves are killed.

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Cantor’s Defeat Kills Immigration Reform, EPA Proposal Under Fire

  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary Tuesday night to Tea Party candidate Dave Brat.

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Water Resources Act Signed, Farmers Union Welcomes Class to Institute

  • President Obama has signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, also known as WRRDA, which will put Americans to work modernizing our water infrastructure and restoring some of our most vital ecosystems.

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