Everett Herald calls for improved water quality standards

The Everett Herald wrote a fair editorial over the weekend on improving our water quality standards and protecting our seafood:

We know something will happen now. The key is to ensure that the final rule reflects the best available science, the letter and spirit of the Clear Water Act, and the values and public health of all Northwesterners.

Washington, Inslee emphasizes, is the innovation state. Accommodating for increased fish consumption is a complex issue with complex remedies that will test that innovation.

To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, we choose to do these things, not because they’re easy, but because they’re hard. And because they’re right.

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