News, Publications & Events 2011
These news stories are updated regularly by Tupper Mack Wells. For the most recent stories, scroll down. To view the archives, see the column on the right.
December 19, 2011
The Puget Sound Partnership recently released its draft Action Agenda Update for 2012, and is accepting public comments through January 20, 2012. The Puget Sound Partnership, comprised of local governments, Tribes, scientists, businesses and environmental organizations, has established 18 “recovery targets” for the year 2020 –… Continue reading
December 13, 2011
A Seattle furniture refinishing business will avoid costly litigation and has achieved a favorable outcome under a settlement agreement with the Department of Ecology. The company appealed a large enforcement penalty order to the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB), and negotiated a settlement which substantially… Continue reading
December 9, 2011 (update)
The City of Seattle has released a second draft of its updated shoreline Master Program, revised to comply with rules set by the Washington Department of Ecology in WAC chapter 173-26. The new Shoreline Master Program will regulate development on or near Lake… Continue reading
December 1, 2011
In a feature article in the December 2011 issue of Western Water Law & Policy Reporter, Tupper Mack Wells attorney Sarah Mack addresses a significant PCHB decision applying Washington’s water right relinquishment statute, Orondo Fruit Company, et al., v. Ecology, PCHB Nos. 10-164 and 10-165… Continue reading
November 16, 2011
In a closely-watched case involving a groundwater permit for community domestic supply, the PCHB affirmed an increase in the number of connections from 12 to 19 homes to enable development of a clustered rural subdivision.
In a split decision, the PCHB ruled that the Douglas County Water… Continue reading
November 7, 2011
The City of Seattle has released a second draft of its updated shoreline Master Program, revised to comply with rules set by the Washington Department of Ecology in WAC chapter 173-26. The new Shoreline Master Program will regulate development on or near Lake Washington, Lake Union,… Continue reading
November 3, 2011
Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier issued a ruling affirming the Pollution Control Hearings Board in Cornelius, et al. v. Washington Dept. of Ecology, et al., Whitman County Superior Court No. 08-2-00181-2, an Administrative Procedures Act appeal involving water rights held by Washington State University… Continue reading
November 1, 2011
Tupper Mack Wells associate Bradford Doll has been named to the 2011 Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
The Rising Stars list is… Continue reading
October 11, 2011
Division II of the Washington Court of Appeals issued its Ruling Accepting Direct Review of the appeal by The Boeing Company of the 2010 Industrial Stormwater General Permit on October 11, 2011.
Boeing has appealed decisions by the Pollution Control Hearings Board in Copper Development Association, Inc.,… Continue reading
October 3, 2011
Tupper Mack Wells attorney Matt Wells assisted Targa Resources Partners LP with its environmental due diligence for its recent acquisition of Sound Refining’s crude oil storage and terminaling facility on the Hylebos Waterway in the Port of Tacoma.
The Targa Sound Terminal is Targa’s first facility in… Continue reading