Dealing With Dust & Delisting Sea Lions. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.
An EPA draft standard aimed at dust pollution is once again causing some concerns for ag producers. The issue seemed to subside for months, but has now been kicked up again by an EPA advisory panel, intent on reducing airborne dust. AFB lobbyist Rick Krause.
KRAUSE: The advisory committee for clean air has issued a draft letter that would cut in half the standard that currently exists for what they call PM10, course particulate matter which is another term for dust.
Meaning farmers would have to cut down, in half, any activities that cause dust.
Salmon feasting sea lions are once again being targeted by Washington and Oregon State Fish and Wildlife agencies, asking the federal government to remove Steller sea lions from the Endangered Species List. Scientists say Steller sea lions have made a comeback from the dwindling numbers a few decades ago. Delisting sea lions would give the state the opportunity to capture and move sea lions when they threaten endangered salmon. The final decision may lie with former Washington Governor and current Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
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That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.