Posts Tagged ‘Clean Water Act’

Sandvik in Finley agrees to $650,000 payment in Clean Water Act Case »

April 18th, 2017: Today, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington entered an agreement settling a Clean Water Act case between Columbia Riverkeeper and Sandvik Special Metals, LLC. In addition to updating the facility’s pollution control technology, Sandvik will pay $650,000 to three non-profit organizations in Washington: Futurewise, Friends of Toppenish Creek, and the Center for Environmental Law and Policy. The groups will use the funds for projects to protect and restore water quality in the Columbia and its tributaries in Eastern Washington.



Riverkeeper Challenges Pollution Permit »

October 29th, 2014: Citing the impacts of the Northwest’s only remaining commercial nuclear reactor on the Columbia River at Hanford, Columbia Riverkeeper, the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, and Northwest Environmental Advocates filed a lawsuit on October 30, 2014...



Victory! New Era of Accountability for some of Nation’s Largest Dams »

August 4th, 2014: Columbia Riverkeeper and partners celebrate a major victory in a year long effort to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clean-up their act on eight major dams in the Pacific Northwest. In a legal settlement with Riverkeeper, the Army Corps agreed to address the oil pollution seeping from dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.



Summary of Columbia Riverkeeper 2014 Dams Settlement »

August 4th, 2014: August 4, 2014 Columbia Riverkeeper v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Case No. 2:13-md-02494-LRS Background: The U.S Army Corps of Engineers owns and operate eight large hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River and Snake River. Over the last six years, Columbia Riverkeeper received dozens of spill response notices that the dams spilled oil, some of which contains [...]



Pushing for Less Pollution from Weyerhaeuser’s Longview Mill »

January 17th, 2014: The Weyerhaeuser pulp and paper mill in Longview, Washington discharges a lot of pollution into the Columbia River. A lot means millions of pounds of sediments and paper pulp waste each year, and toxic pollutants like dioxins, metals, and chloroform. And, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is now deciding whether to ratchet back on the amount of pollution from Weyerhaeuser’s mill or continue the toxic status quo. Riverkeeper is asking Ecology to reduce pollution from the mill to protect endangered salmon and steelhead, as well as the people who eat locally-caught fish.



Clark County to pay $3.6 million for violating Clean Water Act »

December 18th, 2013: The Columbian. December 18, 2013.



Taking Big Coal to Court »

June 12th, 2013: Columbia Riverkeeper and allies file Clean Water Act lawsuit to stop toxic coal discharges from trains into Northwest waterways.



County violated Clean Water Act for three years, judge says »

June 7th, 2013: The Columbian. June 7, 2013.



Happy Birthday, Clean Water Act »

October 21st, 2012: NY Times. October 16, 2012.



Fighting for clean water »

July 18th, 2012: Blog post by Columbia Riverkeeper Executive Director, Brett VandenHeuvel— The Clean Water Act has been incredibly successful in reducing toxic pollution, keeping human waste out of our rivers, and protecting our health. Journalists from InvestigateWest and Earthfix ran a story looking at the successes and failures of the Clean Water Act. While the law is strong [...]