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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

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