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Environmentalists Warn About Trump Puget Sound Budget
SEATTLE (AP) — State officials, environmental advocates and others are warning of dire environmental and economic consequences if President Donald Trump's cuts to Puget Sound and other environmental programs go through as proposed.
The Environmental Protection Agency's funding for Puget Sound — about…
Benton Staying at EPA as Senior White House Adviser
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington state Sen. Don Benton will be staying on at the Environmental Protection Agency as the agency's senior White House adviser.
The EPA's acting administrator, Catherine McCabe, announced the news in a video message to employees this week...
GOP pushes Pruitt to a Vote; Trump on NAFTA
Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee suspend committee rules and approve the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Democrats on the panel did not show up for a second straight day Thursday, and the GOP majority voted 11-0 to…
Republican Senator Juggling Jobs in Olympia and DC
OLYMPIA (AP) — Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen is doing double duty this week, juggling his temporary position with the administration of President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. and his state Senate obligations.
The challenges he faces were on display Wednesday, when he had to cancel a morning…
Trump Picks Ericksen, Benton to Work With EPA
SEATTLE (AP) — Two Republican state legislators from Washington have been chosen by President Donald Trump to help reshape the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Seattle Times reports that former state Sen. Don Benton, of Vancouver, and state Sen...
Lame Duck Session and Driverless Tractors
Lawmakers return to their lame duck session this week while President-elect Donald Trump is expected to resume naming members of his incoming administration.
Trump has yet to announce any of his key nominees for agriculture, including Agriculture and Interior secretaries and the administrator of the …
EPA Approve Parts of Washington Clean-water Plan
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal regulators have finalized water-quality rules for Washington state tied partly to how much fish people eat, approving many aspects of the state's plan but also setting some stricter limits than the state wanted.
The Environmental Protection Agency's action Tuesday comes years a…

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