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The Grand Valley Drainage District will not appeal recent court decision

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Charles Ashby):

The district’s three-member board of directors voted 2-1 Tuesday to forego any legal challenge to District Judge Lance Timbreza’s ruling last week, saying there was no guarantee they would prevail in an appeal and they didn’t want to subject district businesses and residents to more legal uncertainty.

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Depave Puget Sound

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Nonpoint sources of pollution, such as stormwater runoff, are the biggest threats to Puget Sound water quality. Polluted stormwater carries toxins, nutrients, sediment, and bacteria to Puget Sound where these pollutants affect aquatic life and public health. 347 more words

Trails End Recovery fined over water pollution

The state Department of Environmental Quality has fined Trails End Recovery $23,104 for violating stormwater permit requirements and causing pollution to local waterways.

Trails End Recovery collects and repurposes construction and landscaping debris and other materials along U.S. 23 more words

Daily Astorian

Mesa County District Judge Lance Timbreza rules that the Grand Valley Drainage District's stormwater charge is a tax and subject to TABOR

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Gary Harmon):

The Grand Valley Drainage District’s charge, which for most of its residents is $36 a year, “runs afoul of (the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights) and is unconstitutional beyond a reasonable doubt,” Mesa County District Judge Lance Timbreza wrote in a 43-page decision handed down a year after Timbreza presided over a trial on the case.

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@EPA assures partners will take part in lawsuit settlement talks -- The #ColoradoSprings Independent

From The Colorado Springs Independent (Pam Zubeck):

The latest chapter is a March 25 letter obtained by the Indy from the DOJ to the state Health Department and Colorado Attorney General’s Office.

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Colorado Water

Port seeks airport stormwater permit

Similar permit canceled in 2012.

The Port of Astoria is looking to replace an industrial stormwater discharge permit the agency canceled in 2012 at the Astoria Regional Airport. 55 more words

Daily Astorian

Environmental crusaders or ambulance chasers? Department of Justice takes on environmental litigation abuse

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice raised suspicions of litigation abuse under the Clean Water Act. In a rare move, it objected to several proposed settlements that, according to the government, provide no apparent environmental benefit but instead appear designed to pay off the lawyers who brought the cases. 632 more words

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