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Battle Escalates Over Building in Puget Sound Flood Plains

Dec 23, 2011 | News & Views

Battle Escalates Over Building in Puget Sound Flood Plains

12/22/2011
By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times

Dec. 22–More than a decade after government biologists first warned the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that allowing development in
flood plains is helping kill salmon and orcas, environmental groups on
Wednesday turned to their most potent — and controversial — weapon:

They asked a federal judge in Seattle for an emergency injunction that
would effectively halt a sizable chunk of the building in flood-prone
areas until FEMA finds a way to make sure it won’t harm endangered fish
or whales.

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