The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 5:38 p.m.

Clark County loses polluted runoff case

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The state Court of Appeals has ruled against Clark County, saying its alternative plan for managing polluted runoff doesn't provide the protection required by clean water laws.
The Columbian said Tuesday's court decision affirmed a 2011 ruling by the state Pollution Control Hearings Board. That board found the county's alternative stormwater plan was not as protective as the state's regular permit standards.
Clark County came up with an alternative plan to control rainwater runoff in an agreement with the state Department of Ecology. In 2010, the Rosemere Neighborhood Association, Columbia Riverkeeper and Northwest Environmental Defense Center challenged Clark County's plan to the hearings board.
Clark County and the Building Industry Association of Clark County appealed to the appellate court, arguing the board overstepped its authority.
Story tags » Environmental IssuesClark County

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...

HeraldNet highlights

Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (8 new photos)
A new breed of berries
A new breed of berries: Blueberry and raspberry plants that are ideal for Northwest
10 critical plays
10 critical plays: Aside from ‘the interception,’ other events also cost...
A future recreation station
A future recreation station: Skate park, playgrounds coming to Cavelero Hill
SnoCoSocial