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News Releases by State: WASHINGTON


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05/15/2012Washington landlord cited for failing to notify tenants of lead paint
05/09/2012EPA Adds Three Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List
05/08/2012Bremerton Gasworks added to Superfund national hazardous cleanup list
05/03/2012EPA announces summary of enforcement actions for Winter 2012
04/11/2012Seattle and Portland among the top cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings in the United States
03/29/2012City of Wapato’s sewage treatment plant cited for exceeding ammonia levels and operating without a water discharge permit
03/19/2012EPA, City officials expect new treatment plant permits to boost Boise River water quality
03/15/2012EPA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Energy Star by recognizing two school districts and four businesses in the Pacific Northwest
03/12/2012Spokane Tribe to receive EPA Smart Growth assistance
02/27/2012Ten school districts in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska recognized as Energy Star Leaders
02/21/2012Seeing no levels of concern, EPA curtails emergency air monitoring at BP refinery fire site near Bellingham, Washington
02/09/2012Three Pacific Northwest communities will get EPA Smart Growth assistance
02/02/2012EPA announces summary of Pacific Northwest and Alaska enforcement actions for Fall 2011
02/01/2012EPA’s proposed stormwater permit for JBLM incorporates low impact development to protect Puget Sound
01/25/2012Ultra-sustainable zHome becomes the first community of WaterSense labeled new homes in the Nation
01/24/2012EPA Chief Travels to Seattle to Highlight Green Jobs, Host State of the Union Townhall with University of Washington Students
01/17/2012Naval Base Kitsap fails to properly monitor fuel tanks near Puget Sound for leaks
01/05/2012Toxic chemical releases increased in 2010 throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska
12/21/2011SUPERVALU food recovery efforts garner National Waste Wise Award
12/20/2011Idaho, Oregon, and Washington manufacturers failed to notify authorities about chemical releases
12/12/2011Nisqually Estuary restoration receives national award for outstanding coastal protection
11/29/2011Kent hazardous waste company sparks fires, pays EPA penalty
11/10/2011Clearing the Northwest’s air with clean diesel technology
11/08/2011EPA Announces Winners of Apps for the Environment Challenge
11/01/2011Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group awarded $100K to help improve the health of the Duwamish Valley
10/18/2011EPA Awards $6.6 Million to Universities for Black Carbon Research
10/18/2011Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington groups awarded over $219,000 for Environmental Education
09/30/2011Owner of ‘Davy Crockett’ Barge Indicted for Oil Spill on Columbia River
09/28/2011Trident Seafoods Corp. to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations and Spend More Than $30 Million to Upgrade Processing Plants
09/27/2011Kent-based trucking company fined over $46,000 for chemical reporting violations
09/20/2011Albertsons and Whole Foods’ green refrigeration efforts garner national awards
09/19/2011Ferndale wood treatment company fined over $25,000 for improperly reporting chemical use and releases
09/15/2011Bremerton Gasworks in Washington proposed for national hazardous cleanup listing
09/15/2011EPA Advancing Clean Up at 15 Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposing 11 Sites for Action
08/11/2011EPA helps states protect beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska
07/27/2011Monitoring finds air toxics near Concord Elementary School below levels of concern
07/22/2011EPA seeks public comments on new air quality permits for Shell and ConocoPhillips Arctic oil exploration activities
07/20/2011City of Tacoma Awarded $300,000 in EPA Brownfields Job Training Grant funds to train workers for a better, “greener” future
07/12/2011Oregon pesticide company agrees to pay $54,000 for using outdated labeling on pesticide products
06/28/2011Spokane wins EPA PISCES award for innovative stormwater project
06/16/2011City and Port of Seattle commit to $33 million cleanup of Terminal 117 on Lower Duwamish Waterway
06/10/2011EPA awards nearly $600,000 to cleanup and revitalize two Washington communities
06/08/2011“Carbon Yeti” snares City of Bellevue an EPA “Clean Air Excellence Award”
06/07/201111th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards Recognize Public And Private Sector Achievements / Winners’ efforts help environment, education, and economy
06/06/2011Skagit County’s Samish Bay shellfish beds deserve better protection, say federal, state and county officials
05/23/2011EPA Region 10 Asks Washington Residents to Fight #1 Cancer in U.S. with “Don’t Fry Day” (Friday, May 27)
05/16/2011U.S. Silver Corporation pays EPA $87,000 to settle Clean Water Act violations in Idaho’s Silver Valley
05/05/2011Poulsbo, Wash. gas station agrees to pay over $11,000 for failure to monitor underground fuel tanks
04/29/2011EPA Launches New Strategy to Promote Use of Green Infrastructure for Environmental and Economic Benefits
04/25/2011Maple Valley high school receives national award for greening up school operations
04/22/2011Five eastern Washington gas stations fined over $8,000 for violating federal air rules on tribal land
04/14/2011Four Northwest communities awarded EPA funds to protect health, reduce GHG emissions
04/04/2011EPA STATEMENT: Update on Ongoing Monitoring
04/04/2011EPA Selects 32 Locations for Assistance with Sustainable Community Planning
03/30/2011EPA Seeks Public Comment on Sediment Cleanup Options for Boeing Plant 2, One of Duwamish River Corridor’s Most Contaminated Sites
03/30/2011JOINT EPA/FDA STATEMENT: Update on Ongoing Monitoring
03/29/2011City of Toppenish fined more than $134,000 for excess wastewater discharges
03/28/2011EPA Monitoring Continues to Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
03/28/2011Spokane cold storage company pays $67,000 EPA penalty for failure to report ammonia release
03/22/2011CORRECTION: UPDATED – please note the addition of “hundreds of thousands” in the second and sixth paragraphs

Radiation Monitors Continue to Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
03/22/2011Radiation Monitors Continue to Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
03/18/2011JOINT EPA/DOE STATEMENT: Radiation Monitors Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
03/18/2011Cities Competing to Win EPA’s Green Power Community Challenge / District of Columbia and Brookville, Md. currently lead the green power charge
03/14/2011EPA Announces U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings / Third annual list shows dramatic growth, savings of energy efficient buildings
03/10/2011EPA seeks public input on presidential order to review federal regulations
03/07/2011EPA Awards $32 Million to Understand Health Impacts of Air Pollution
02/22/2011EPA’s Energy Star Leaders Drive Greater Energy Efficiency
02/15/2011EPA orders proper disposal of intercepted electronic waste shipment destined for Vietnam
02/01/2011U.S. Oil and Refining Co. in Tacoma, Wash. settles with federal and local air authorities for Clean Air Act violations
02/01/2011Pacific Northwest and Alaska Federal agencies reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 380 million pounds in 2010
01/12/2011EPA issues order to Alyeska Pipeline Service in response to Alaska Pipeline leak
01/06/2011Washington fertilizer distributors fined over $33,000 for failing to properly plan for chemical releases at eight facilities
01/05/2011City of Bonners Ferry pays over $12,000 for Federal Clean Water Act violations
12/16/2010Air toxics near St. Helen’s Elementary School are below levels of concern - EPA posts final air toxics monitoring report today
12/16/2010EPA issues latest information on toxic chemical releases - Highlights for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
12/15/2010Oregon’s Environmental Justice Task Force awarded National Achievement in Environmental Justice Award
12/07/2010Tacoma-based Pacific Functional Fluids fined over $21,000 for failing to report chemicals
11/02/2010Pesticide distributors in Washington State fined over $35,000 for illegal imports and mislabeled products
11/02/2010Starbucks recognized as one of the Top Green Power Purchasers in the nation
10/25/2010Federal and State Responders Continue Mop-Up Operations at Scene of Friday’s Fire and Toxic Chemical Spill on Warm Springs Road in Boise, ID
10/18/2010Duwamish Waterway cleanup options released for public review
10/07/2010Oregon and Washington groups awarded nearly $222,000 for Environmental Education
10/05/2010EPA awards $138,000 to support environmental justice projects in the Northwest and Alaska
09/30/2010Puget Sound Naval Shipyard pays $56,000 for hazardous waste violations
09/29/2010New stormwater treatment at Boeing Field will reduce toxic PCBs and help protect the Duwamish River and Puget Sound
09/27/2010Puget Sound-area developers fined nearly $50,000 for storm water run-off violations
09/27/2010Idaho oil distributor pays $15,000 penalty for inadequate spill prevention measures
09/23/2010Landowners ordered to restore wetlands in Ocean Shores, Washington
09/15/2010Failure to report ammonia release costs Washington fruit processor close to $107,000 in EPA penalties and plant improvements.
09/08/2010Puget Sound protection efforts get nearly $13 million boost from EPA science grants
09/02/2010Port of Tacoma ordered to restore wetlands destroyed by unauthorized work in Commencement Bay
09/01/2010Public Comment Invited on Simplot Consent Decree Amendment
08/18/2010Sumner, Washington landowners fined $18,000 for wetlands violations
08/04/2010Elk City Water and Sewer Association pays nearly $4,000 for Federal Clean Water Act violations
08/04/2010Eight Drinking Water Systems in Alaska are in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act
08/02/2010Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington awarded $190,000 for Environmental Education
07/15/2010City of Tacoma settles for nearly $525,000 for release of ozone-depleting gases
07/06/2010EPA to announce nearly $30 million in grants to restore and protect Puget Sound
06/28/2010Mukilteo, Washington seafood distributor to pay $35,000 for failure to properly report release of ammonia
06/28/2010Spokane, Washington chlorine distributor agrees to pay over $19,000 to settle EPA Risk Management Program violations