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Power Plants Lead In Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Washington state’s major industrial sources released about 6 million more metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2013, a 30 percent jump from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

CBS Seattle–10/20/2014

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EPA: Washington Must Cut Emissions By 72 Percent

Washington state would be expected to cut carbon emissions from its power plants by about 72 percent under the Obama Administration’s proposal to tackle global warming.

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

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Hundreds Of Toxic Chemicals Found In Green Lake Home

More than 1,000 containers full of what’s being called commercial grade chemicals were being removed from a Green Lake home Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–04/09/2014

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Wash. Senators Praise EPA Move On Pebble Mine

Washington’s U.S. senators are praising a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency for starting a process that could potentially restrict the development of proposed gold-and-copper mine in southwest Alaska.

02/28/2014

Dennis McLerran, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 administrator, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy took a Portage Glacier Tour in Alaska on Monday, August 26, 2013. (Bill Roth/Getty Images)

EPA: Mining Poses Risks To Bristol Bay Salmon

A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon.

01/16/2014

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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Dredging Of Duwamish Waterway Begins

A major part of the cleanup of Seattle’s Duwamish Waterway is underway.

CBS Seattle–01/11/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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Washington Fishermen Fight Against Proposed Alaskan Mine

Washington fishermen who oppose a proposed mine in Alaska are having their say in Seattle Thursday at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing.

CBS Seattle–05/31/2012

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