People who eat fish from Washington state waters will be protected by a combination of new federal and state pollution rules.
That’s the outcome of a decision the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled Tuesday.
The announcement could end years of wrangling over how much to restrict municipal and industrial water pollution. Indian tribes have been especially critical of what they considered lax standards for how much fish can be safely consumed.
Sara Thompson from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission called the decision an important first step.