Posts Tagged ‘washington’

BNSF Required to Clean Up Coal Train Pollution »

March 6th, 2017: BNSF Railway (BNSF) will be forced to pay for the cleanup of Pacific Northwest waterways that were polluted for decades by coal or petroleum coke (“petcoke”) emitted from their open-topped train cars. A finalized consent decree lodged with U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour today brings to a close a Clean Water Act case brought against BNSF by a coalition of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Puget Soundkeeper, Columbia Riverkeeper, Spokane Riverkeeper, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Friends of the Columbia Gorge.



22k Barrel/Day Oil Terminal Proposed in Vancouver, WA to Prepare EIS Outlining Risks »

October 6th, 2015: City of Vancouver correctly determined that NuStar's oil terminal would probably have a significant negative impact on the Columbia River and communities along it. Vancouver and its citizens will now have the opportunity to thoroughly study and explain the risks of NuStar's proposal. If the risks of oil spills, explosions, fires, and toxic air emissions cannot be reduced to safe and acceptable levels, the city can reject NuStar's project.



Coalition Praises City of Vancouver’s Decision for Full EIS on Proposed NuStar Oil Terminal »

April 6th, 2015: Oil project update: City of Vancouver will require the NuStar Energy proposal to provide a full environmental impact statement (EIS), rather than a short-cut Environmental Assessment (EA). The EIS will allow the public to be more involved in the decision-making process for this project. The NuStar proposal is convert a bulk terminal to oil-by-rail at the Port of Vancouver.



Tell The Army Corps Not to Rubberstamp The Largest Oil-By Rail Proposal in the US! »

March 20th, 2015: Let the Army Corps and our federal delegation know that that you think the federal government should take a hard look at the impact of shipping explosive, dirty oil through the scenic Columbia Gorge and down the Columbia River from the largest oil-by-rail terminal proposed in the United States.



Southwest Washington the Oil Industry’s Sacrifice Zone: Community Forum »

March 17th, 2015: [ April 1, 2015; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Please join us for a forum discussion on the oil industry's plan for Southwest Washington. Listen to the people and organizations that are in the middle of this fight! Learn what steps you can take to make sure that Southwest Washington remains safe, clean, and green. Save the date: 4/1 6PM at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA.



Community-Led State of the Site Meeting in Vancouver: “Hanford, Our River & You” »

March 17th, 2015: “State of the Hanford Site” meetings in Washington State: Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:30AM to 12:00PM in Vancouver. The meeting will involve both public interest and agency perspectives on the cleanup progress at Hanford. Opportunity to learn about the latest challenges and advances in cleanup at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site. *Free and open to the public.



Everyone Deserves Toxic-Free Fish »

February 24th, 2015: Do you know Washington State’s dirty little secret? For decades, polluters in Washington have benefited from some of the nation’s least protective toxic pollution standards. We can change this. Right now the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are asking for public input on new laws that could make it harder—or easier—to discharge cancer-causing toxic pollution to our rivers. Comment today!



Big Win for Clean Water »

December 18th, 2013: Clark County agrees to improve salmon habitat and reduce dirty stormwater pollution as part of a binding settlement agreement with neighborhood and conservation groups.



Ecology wants in fish consumption rate lawsuit »

December 11th, 2013: Yakima Herald. December 5, 2013.



Waterkeepers Washington Threatens Suit over Toxics in Fish »

July 31st, 2013: Waterkeepers Washington put the EPA on notice it could be sued under the CWA for failing to protect Washingtonians from toxic pollution in locally caught fish and shellfish.