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Washington residents urge meaningful updates to state water quality standards

The comment period on Washington State’s draft human health water quality standards has brought a flood of criticism for the Department of Ecology. Over 2,000 comments from concerned citizens, public health experts, human rights advocates, fishing families, and environmental groups opposed the rule as currently drafted. The proposed rule fails to adequately protect public health by relying on inaccurate fish consumption rates, fuzzy math, and widening industry loopholes.

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Time is running out: Take action to protect local waterways!

Protecting safe water and healthy communities: what you need to know about Water Quality Standards in Washington On March 23, the Department of Ecology will conclude the public comment period for a multi-year process that claims to be aimed at reducing the toxic exposure of fish consumers in Washington State. Ecology’s proposal shuffles the numbers, but…

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