Puyallup Tribe

EPA moves on petition from West Coast tribes to investigate tire toxin linked to fish deaths

BY: - November 14, 2023

This article was first published by the Oregon Capital Chronicle. For several decades, many coho salmon returning to waterways around Seattle to spawn have died mysteriously following heavy rains. In some urban streams, nearly all of the coho returning from the ocean died. It wasn’t until 2021 that scientists figured out what was behind what […]

Tribes call for feds to ban chemical in car tires that is linked to salmon deaths

BY: - August 1, 2023

Two tribes in Washington are asking federal regulators to ban a chemical widely used in car tires that scientists have identified as highly toxic to salmon and other fish. The Port Gamble S’Klallam and Puyallup tribes, along with the Yurok, which is the largest native nation in California, petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on […]

Dam operator to pay $1 million in river pollution case

BY: - May 9, 2023

The operator of a hydroelectric dam near Mt. Rainier National Park will have to pay a total of $1 million in fines and restitution in connection to a 2020 spill that left debris and chemicals from artificial turf floating down the Puyallup River.  Pierce County Judge Philip Sorensen on Friday sentenced Electron Hydro to pay […]