The federal legislation that regulates mining for copper, zinc, gold and many other minerals was originally signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. Now, a Northwest politician says that law should be updated to deal with modern cleanup costs.
Gov. Jay Inslee asserts that Washington state is ideally positioned to lead the fight against climate change and urged lawmakers to help him move quickly on the issue.
Washington could be the first state in the country to introduce legislation to deal with the economic and environmental threats posed by ocean acidification.
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.
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