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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
06/24/2010Tyler Amon Named “Top Cop” for EPA’s Criminal Enforcement Program in the Northwest and Alaska
06/17/2010Lakewood, Washington coatings manufacturer fined $14,500 for chemical reporting violations
06/07/2010Terminal 117 cleanup proposed in South Park
06/01/2010Puget Sound Energy receives EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Award for its Air Quality Environmental Education Program
05/11/2010Bothell wireless facility faces $57,000 fine for diesel spill
05/06/2010Kent Plastics Co. fined $46,000 for Chemical Reporting Violations
04/29/2010Toppenish, Wash. Smitty’s Conoco gas station required to clean up groundwater contamination caused by petroleum spill
04/26/2010EPA completes second round of groundwater sampling in Lower Yakima Valley
04/19/2010Alaska Seafood Company Agrees to Pay More than $500,000 to Resolve Alleged Environmental Violations
04/19/2010EPA Awards over $1 Million to Cleanup and Revitalize Pacific Northwest Communities
04/19/2010Seattle plating company pays $60,000 penalty for improper spill reporting
04/13/2010EPA Grant Boosts King County Green Job Training Program
03/25/2010EPA Grant Helps Washington Department of Health Track-Down Folk Remedies Tainted With Toxins
03/23/2010Seattle Recognized as a National Leader in Energy Efficient Buildings
03/23/2010EPA Recognizes Partners for Major Waste and Chemical Reductions
03/23/2010Anchorage Waste Water Utility and Contractor Pay $9850 EPA Storm Water Penalty
03/15/2010Cascade Water Alliance shows consumers how to conserve water and save money during National “Fix a Leak Week”
03/08/2010Composite Aquatic Innovations, Inc. Fined Over $4,000 for Chemical Reporting Violations
03/03/2010Old Copper and Gold Mine on Prince of Wales Island Added to Federal Cleanup List
02/26/2010Blue Tee Corp. Provides Nearly $1.4 Million for Anderson-Calhoun Mine and Mill Cleanup
02/19/2010Recovery Act’s One Year Anniversary: Workers in Pacific Northwest Benefit from Investment in Environmental Protection
02/10/2010North Idaho Developers fined nearly $45,000 for storm water violations
01/26/2010Simplot Superfund Cleanup Plan Strengthened
01/25/2010Intel Gets EPA Thumbs Up for Green Energy Use
01/25/2010Seattle Printing Company Gets Green Thumbs Up from EPA
01/19/2010Ocean Protein LLC Pays nearly $22,000 for Failure to Properly Report Hazardous Chemicals
01/13/2010EPA Announces Regional Administrator for Region 10 - Regional Agency Headquarters in Seattle
01/13/2010EPA Order Spurs Haz-Mat Flood Risk Reduction in Kent, Washington
01/12/2010Federal Aviation Administration Commits to Closing Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells in Alaska
01/12/2010Puget Sound Targeted for $10 Million Infusion to Support Stewardship and Science
01/11/2010St. Maries, Idaho Agrees to spend over $122,000 to settle EPA Risk Management Program Violations
12/24/2009EPA Releases National, Regional Enforcement Statistics for 2009
12/15/2009First Results from Air Toxics Monitoring at Idaho School Released Today
12/15/2009Companies that Illegally Exported Electronic Waste to Hong Kong Agree to Pay Over $21,000 Penalty
12/09/2009EPA Celebrates a Decade of ENERGY STAR Buildings
12/03/2009EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Announces Over $16 million in Recovery Act Dollars to Bolster Clean Air in Washington
11/23/2009U.S. Navy agrees to consider more cleanup options at Kitsap County Superfund Site
11/23/2009City of Kendrick, Idaho pays $3,500 for wastewater violations
11/23/2009Clean Air Act Violators on Northwest Indian Reservations Face EPA Fines
11/19/2009Alaska Tribe to Benefit From Nearly $300,000 Aimed at Reducing Exposure to Toxics
11/18/2009Three Northwest Companies Fined for Violating Federal Pesticide Laws
11/16/2009EPA Seeks Comment on New Permit for Animal Feeding Operations in Idaho