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Residents Near Spokane Advised to Not Drink Tap Water
SPOKANE (AP) — Officials say the Airway Heights water supply may be contaminated with chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base just west of Spokane.
The city and Air Force said in a joint statement Tuesday evening that Airway Heights water customers are advised to not drink city water nor use it…
Tesoro Pays $325,000 Fine for Federal Violations
MOUNT VERNON (AP) — The Tesoro refinery in northwestern Washington has paid a $325,000 fine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
The Skagit Valley Herald reported Saturday that the EPA issued the penalty in September after identifying shortfalls in …
Wapato Company Fined for Clean Air Act Violations
YAKIMA (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Pace International for Clean Air Act violations that occurred within the Yakama Indian Reservation.
Pace, based in Wapato, makes food coatings such as vegetable waxes which are used to protect fruit and vegetab…
Fed Judge Orders EPA to Finalize ‘Fish Consumption Rule’
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has set a timeline for when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must finalize water-quality rules designed to protect human health in Washington state.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein on Wednesday found the EPA was derelict when it proposed clean-water rules …
Federal Settlement to Reduce Air Pollution at 6 Refineries
SEATTLE (AP) — The Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached a $425 million settlement with two companies that would reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries.
The settlement with Tesoro Corp. and Par Hawaii Refining resolves alleged violations of the federal Cle…

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