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Senate Passes Oil Train Safety Bill

The state Senate passed a measure Monday night to improve the safety of oil transportation, one of two competing bills that deal with the increasing shipments of crude oil through the state.

CBS Seattle–03/10/2015

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Ecology Wants Feedback On Clean-Fuels Rule

The state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at reducing the carbon pollution of transportation fuels over time.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2015

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Department of Ecology Wants Feedback About Low Carbon Fuels

The state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at lowering the carbon intensity of transportation fuels over time.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2015

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Lottery Winner Fined For Clearing On San Juan

Washington state regulators have fined a property owner $79,000 for clearing sensitive shoreline on San Juan Island.

CBS Seattle–07/14/2014

There have been many reports of debris from the March 2011 tsunami reaching the Pacific coastline of the United States. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Possible Boat From Japanese Tsunami May Have Landed At Ocean Shores

State officials are inspecting what may be a boat that drifted from Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.


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Officials: Storms Make Washington Drought Unlikely

So much rain and snow has fallen across Washington state in recent weeks that there’s little chance of a statewide drought being declared this year, water supply experts said Monday.


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Dry Winter Raises Concerns About Possible Drought

Officials monitoring lower than usual snowpack levels in the state say it’s not yet time to panic, but they’re nevertheless preparing in case of a possible drought.

CBS Seattle–01/31/2014

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Green State: Recycling Rate Hits Nearly 51 Percent

Good job, Washington! State officials say Washington’s recycling rate hit nearly 51 percent in 2011.