A new report from the state agency that's leading the cleanup of Puget Sound has more bad news than good, despite moderate success in some areas of ecosystem restoration.
The latest progress report on the health of Puget Sound finds little progress toward recovery in the last few years.
A new report brings together data collected from all around the Sound in 2011. It’s got information on river inputs, seawater temperature, salinity, nutrients, dissolved oxygen, ocean acidification, phytoplankton, biotoxins, bacteria, pathogens, shellfish…. Whew… we turn to Stephanie Moore, the lead editor, for more.
Federal officials want their money back -- from the Puget Sound Partnership. The Environmental Protection Agency is calling for the Partnership to return more than $120,000 in grants. It's a small fraction of the federal money that the state agency handles. But the EPA says it reflects a "fundamental systemic weakness" in the Partnership's internal controls.