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Washington State Legislature Passes a Bill Requiring Regulation of Suction Dredging

The Washington legislature passed this week a bill requiring the Washington State Department of Ecology to begin regulating suction dredgers and to adopt a GP modeled on those used in neighboring states. The bill prohibits dredging in endangered species critical habitat. When EPA promulgated the suction dredge GP for Idaho, the suction dredgers held an organized event in a closed stretch of the Snake River, armed themselves, the dared EPA to come get them. EPA wisely declined the invitation. It will be interesting to see if it works more smoothly in Washington.


Here's a link to the bill.


http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1261-S.PL.pdf?q=20200306160942

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