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April 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM

EPA: More change might be needed, but don’t overlook what’s been done

M. Ryder / Op Art

The guest column in The Seattle Times charging that the EPA has failed in its duty to protect public health and the environment brings the EPA’s dilemma front and center [“How the EPA has failed its duty,” Opinion, April 12].

The EPA is attacked from the right by Republicans, as being a rogue agency attempting to over regulate, and from the left for being in the pocket of business, consistently doing its bidding.

The EPA’s principal charge is to protect America’s public health and environment, and to do so by balancing other social concerns such as economic prosperity. This is a hard, complex job. When the agency

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0 Comments | More in Environment | Topics: climate change, EPA, William D. Ruckelshaus

September 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Anglo American pulls out of Pebble Mine project in Alaska

Good news for environment, fishermen As someone involved in the Bristol Bay commercial fishing industry for three decades, both as a fisherman and an owner of a supporting business, I was pleased to read that mining giant Anglo American (US) Pebble has decided to cut all financial ties to the proposed Pebble Mine project. [“Costly...

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0 Comments | More in Economy, Environment | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, environment

July 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Government action on climate change

Good news For climate activists, the last few weeks have been exciting. President Obama finally laid out a plan to address climate change. [“Obama rallies faithful ahead of August recess,” seattletimes.com, July 22.] Another bit of good news is the confirmation of Gina McCarthy as the new administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency. As an air-pollution…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: climate change, environmental protection agency, EPA

March 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Cleaning up the Lower Duwamish Waterway

EPA plan is not entirely inclusive The decision facing us on Seattle’s hometown river has the potential to be transformational [“Historic pollution, epic cleanup on the Duwamish,” Opinion, March 15]. Now that cleanup is beginning, will we choose an approach that benefits just some, or all of the river’s communities? The river serves a vibrant mix…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Seattle | Topics: EPA, Lower Duwamish Waterway