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Trump Administration Finalizes Plan To Repeal Obama-era Water Protections

The Trump administration repealed the Waters of the United States rule Thursday in a two-step process that will now re-define which bodies of water will get federal protections.

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Hunting And Fishing To Expand On 77 National Wildlife Refuges

In an effort to increase recreational access on public lands, the Trump administration is expanding new hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres nationwide.

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Research Suggests Climate Change Is Reducing Snowfall In The Pacific Northwest

New research from Portland State adds to the evidence that for the Northwest, climate change means less snow and more rain in the winter meaning the less water resources during the summer.

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Proposed EPA Rules Could Limit State And Tribal Power To Block Infrastructure Projects

Proposed EPA rules would limit state's authority to regulate water quality. That could restrict their ability to block energy projects because of pollution concerns.

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Judge Strikes Down San Juan Islands Ballot Measure On Whale Watching Distance Rules

Whale watch tour companies have knocked a proposed orca protection initiative off the November ballot in San Juan County, Washington.

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Boil Water Notice Lifted For Warm Springs After 3 Month-Long Crisis

The boil water notice for the Warm Springs Water Treatment plant was lifted Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Confederated Tribes.

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Rare Sighting Of Blue Whales Off The Washington Coast

A whale expert is reporting a rare sighting of blue whales off the Washington coast. The largest animals on the planet have also been sighted in unusual numbers offshore of Oregon this summer.

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Rescuers Free Humpback Whale From Fishing Gear Off Washington Coast

A badly entangled whale is swimming free again after a dramatic rescue off the Washington coast last week.

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Tribes Release 1st Salmon Into Upper Columbia Since Dam Construction

For the first time since dams were built on the Columbia, salmon are now swimming in the river’s upper reach. For tribes, the release is a big step toward catching fish in traditional waters.