Concerns as New Rules Aim to Curb Manure Pollution
OLYMPIA  (AP) — Washington environmental regulators have released new permit rules aimed at reducing the amount of manure that gets into rivers and lakes as well as groundwater from animal feedlots. The Capital Press reports that the rules will change the regulatory landscape for the state's 230 dairies with more than 200 cows, as well as other concentrated animal feeding operations...
Environmental Group Sues Indian Health Service
YAKIMA (AP) — An environmental group based on the Yakama Indian Reservation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Indian Health Service for failing to respond to records requests about groundwater nitrate pollution. Friends of Toppenish Creek requested records from the Indian Health Service last May, but says it met with delays and vague answers that violate the Freedom of Information Act... Rea