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Inslee Orders Another Rewrite Of Clean-Water RulesGov. Jay Inslee on Thursday directed state officials take another stab at updating clean-water rules, as the state races to finalize a plan before the federal government intervenes.
Senate Passes Oil Train Safety BillThe 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.
Ecology Wants Feedback On Clean-Fuels RuleThe state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at reducing the carbon pollution of transportation fuels over time.
Department of Ecology Wants Feedback About Low Carbon FuelsThe state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at lowering the carbon intensity of transportation fuels over time.
Lottery Winner Fined For Clearing On San JuanWashington state regulators have fined a property owner $79,000 for clearing sensitive shoreline on San Juan Island.
Possible Boat From Japanese Tsunami May Have Landed At Ocean ShoresState officials are inspecting what may be a boat that drifted from Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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.
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.
Green State: Recycling Rate Hits Nearly 51 Percent Good job, Washington! State officials say Washington's recycling rate hit nearly 51 percent in 2011.
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