US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Teck Appeal, Finalizing Colville Tribes’ Victories In Columbia River Damages Casey

The US Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal by Teck, Inc., of the Colville Tribes’ victories in a landmark environmental enforcement case, establishing that the Canadian mining giant’s actions in dumping millions of tons of toxic waste into the Upper Columbia River...

THE HEAVY FALLOUT ZONE

The Perfect Storm by: Jamie Paparich Northport is a small town in north east Washington, located 7 miles from the Canadian border. The town has approximately 375 residents, many of them born and raised there, as were their parents and grandparents. It is a wonderful little town, situated along the Columbia River in a beautiful valley. Unfortunately, it is... Continue Reading →

WATER CRISIS IN FLINT; EPA ACCOUNTABLE?

The Environmental Protection Agency is the ultimate line of defense against water contamination. Yet the Michigan crisis isn’t the first one this decade   Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends Tuesday 9 February 2016 12.31 EST   The ultimate responsibility to safeguard public health rests with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), per the Clean Water Act.... Continue Reading →

EPA to hold community meeting August 20th

Come talk to us about metals in soil and proposed actions Share your concerns and questions In response to your requests for a meeting, EPA, Ecology, and the Northeast Tri-County Health District invite you to share your concerns and questions. EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology will discuss Ecology’s recent reports on elevated levels... Continue Reading →

Government putting our health & safety at risk….still.

Changes to environmental assessments puts health, safety at risk, say critics February 20, 2012 Heather Scoffield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA—A group of environmental lawyers, doctors and academics says the federal government will endanger health and safety if it curtails the environmental assessment process in a “haphazard” way. They fear the federal government, in its zeal... Continue Reading →

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