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April 11, 2013

Earthrise and NWEA Secure Oregon Water Temperature Protections

4/11/13 - Yesterday a federal judge in Portland signed an agreement Earthrise negotiated on behalf of its client, NWEA, requiring more rigorous EPA oversight of Oregon’s setting of water temperature standards for the state’s rivers and streams.
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Yesterday a federal judge in Portland signed an agreement Earthrise negotiated on behalf of its client, Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA), requiring more rigorous EPA oversight of Oregon’s setting of water temperature standards for the state’s rivers and streams. The agreement comes after the court ruled in favor of NWEA’s challenge to numerous aspects of Oregon’s water quality standards under the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit is the second time NWEA has successfully challenged EPA’s approval of Oregon’s temperature standards.

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