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Brown will not eschew science in decisions

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 11/1/2018 at 5:43pm

Once again, Cathy McMorris Rogers is attempting to lower the allowable PCB pollution standards for the Spokane River. Does the importance of our river’s health vary depending on which party is in power?

Apparently so…especially if it’s the GOP. Protecting and valuing earning capacities of businesses rather than environmental considerations is the GOP method of operation.

Under Obama, the EPA set the higher standard at seven parts per quadrillion. This standard, embraced by environmental groups, the state’s native tribes that eat the fish, the governor, Spokane River Keeper and the...

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