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Inslee submits ideas for new water-quality rules

Inslee submits ideas for new water-quality rules

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SEATTLE, Wash. –¬†Gov. Jay Inslee wants to toughen the state’s clean water rules by increasing the estimate of how much fish Washington state residents eat.

After months of deliberations and pressure from all sides, Inslee said he will set the fish-consumption rate at 175 grams a day, among the highest in the nation.

How much fish people eat is part of a complicated formula that determines how clean waters should be.

A higher rate theoretically would mean fewer toxic chemicals would be allowed in waters and tougher permitting rules for facilities that discharge pollutants into state waters.

Business such as Boeing and others had worried too-stringent rules would hurt jobs and economic growth because costly technologies would be required to keep certain levels of toxic chemicals out of state waters.

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