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Permit To Help Control Mosquitoes Updated

mosq2Pesticides will be allowed to control mosquitoes in and near water, the Washington Department of Ecology announced with an updated water quality permit. With the permit, mosquito control districts, local governments and commercial applicators can legally spray to control larvae and adult mosquitoes.

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Bellingham Waterfront Pollution Cleanup To Begin This Summer

bellinghamwaterfrontBELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A $35 million environmental cleanup effort of a polluted Bellingham waterfront site could begin as early as July.The Bellingham Herald reports that the Port of Bellingham Commission approved a contract for cleaning up the Whatcom Waterway Tuesday.

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Judge Tosses Shell Suit To Stop Environmental Impact Study

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A much contested environmental impact statement on a proposed oil unloading facility in Anacortes will go forward after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Shell to stop it. The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1SlVbvW ) that Skagit County and Shell have been locked in battle over the proposed Shell Puget Sound Refinery since April 2014.

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Water Outlook For Yakima Basin Declines Again

droughtYAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — This year's water supply outlook for the Yakima Basin continues to decline. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is now predicting that holders of junior water rights will receive only 44 percent of their normal water this year. The Yakima Herald-Republic says that is down

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Drilling Foes Block Seattle Port Entry; City Issues Notice

oilrig protest2SEATTLE (AP) - Foes of Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean have attacked on two fronts as a few hundred protesters blocked port entrances and the City of Seattle declared that Shell and its maritime host lacked a proper permit.

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