EPA’s move to ease state water quality rules welcomed by pulp industry – Daily News


Another attack on our clean water standards by the out of control radical racist  administration in power in Washington. The American people did not vote to rescind our water quality standards by electing this man to the White House. Congress, please step in and do your duty!


In what industry officials are calling good news for local pulp and paper mills, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a proposal Tuesday to roll back “unattainable” water quality standards. Also known as the fish consumption rule, Washington’s clean water rule is intended to protect the health of people and fish and to manage pollution caused by industries and municipalities. The State Department of Ecology adopted the standards in 2016 after a four-year public process. However, the EPA disapproved of 143 standards and imposed stricter rules in their place. But in May, EPA reversed its disapproval of Ecology’s original standards. And on Tuesday the agency announced plans to start a public process to remove its own health and safety criteria from the state’s water rule. Mallory Gruben reports. (Daily News)

EPA’s move to ease state water quality rules welcomed by pulp industry

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