CAPR Spokane March 23 Monthly Meeting - Special Guest: Steve Busch--Safe Water Spokane

Thursday--March 23

5:30 to 8 PM--Spokane Valley Library

12004 E. Main Street

Featuring Special Guest: Steve Busch--Safe Water Spokane - Fluoridation: Is it Worth the Risk?

"What are some of the impacts on our neighborhoods we should expect if the Spokane City Council decides to implement water fluoridation? What are the risks from accidents, spills, overfeeds and other security concerns? What are the top ten reasons to oppose fluoridation? This presentation will answer all of the above, and conclude with what we can do to stop fluoridation in Spokane."

Spokane Citizens Exercise Civil Duty to Protest Water Fluoridation!

City Council Vote to fluoridate Spokane Water September 14th!

Be sure to call or email you opinion on fluoridation to the City Council before September 14th!

Use this link for contact information for your affected district: https://safewaterspokane.org/decision-makers 

Spokane Citizens strongly object to the addition of fluoride to their drinking water, in the belief that drinking and household water should be as pure as possible without additives or what can be considered a drug.

Spokane Mayor Woodard weighs in on costs:

Hirst Fix Still Needs Fixing, Ecology's WRIA 1 Nooksack Rule

Ecology gets it wrong in the birthplace of Hirst, WRIA 1, Nooksack Rule does not comport to legislative intent in ESSB 6091, "Hirst Fix" legislation. Senators Ericksen, Honeyford, Short, and Warnick provide Ecology with comment regarding legislative intent, and the proposed rule errors which make the rule unlawful.  The rule wrongfully would restrict water use on lawns and gardens, includes drought triggered water use restrictions, deviates from the "maximum annual average" method of measuring water use, and proposes to meter future water use.

CAPR Whatcom has prepared analysis and review of the proposed rule in this comprehensive document which provides deep insight into the proposed rule and the flaws within it.

Preliminary Review -- DoE “Rule Supporting Doc” Re Draft “Nooksack Rule” Amendment, per RCW 90.94.020 et seq May 1 2019

Preliminary Review -- DoE “Rule Supporting Doc” Re Draft “Nooksack Rule” Amendment, per RCW 90.94.020 et seq May 1 2019 1

0.0. Summary

0.1. Purpose: this document is intended to provide an initial review of the background “Rule Supporting Document” issued by Ecology in support of its draft rule to limit new permit-exempt wells to 500 gallons per day indoor use, and 1/12-acre irrigation of lawn or noncommercial garden. It is not a finished product and is best used as a resource for further work, rather than being quoted directly.

Washington Department of Ecology Disregards Legislative Intent in Nooksack Water Rule

The "Hirst Fix" law as passed the legislature and as effective on January 18, 2018 entitled "Water Availability" provides legislative intent to the Department of Ecology and counties within Water Resource Inventory Area in establishing water availability through in stream flow rules.  http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/Senate/6091-S.SL.pdf?cite=2018%20c%201%20%C2%A7%20201

CAPR Works to Protect Property Owners’ Rights and Their Septic Systems

Until this summer, property owners have never been represented on the Washington State Department of Health Onsite Sewage System (OSS) policy and technical rule revision Committee (basically an ad hoc committee to determine Washington State’s rules regarding septic systems).

Historically, only bureaucrats, environmental extremists, and industry representatives (septic pumping, designers, etc.) were involved. This may have been one reason why these policies seem to keep getting worse and more hostile to property owners over the years.


by Cindy Alia, December 8, 2108

The Energy and tenacity of Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR), Spokane Treasurer Rob Chase who pursued coordination under the  the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, Idaho based Avista Customer Group, and many concerned and commenting citizens of both Washington and Idaho were very effective in putting pressure on the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Committee (WUTC), who in Washington State had the final say in determining if Avista, a United States owned utility company could be purchased by a Canadian utility company, Hydro One! 

6091 "Hirst Solutions" in Spokane County Less Than Acceptable

How is that Hirst Fix working out for ya?  In Spokane County, the answer is shamefully, woefully, not well!  Spokane County's response to the latest in fix for Hirst, 6091 which is now session law,  is to go ahead with a questionable water bank that will be severely intrusive and seriously devalue properties with covenances stating restricted water use, and requiring an easement for the property right of the air space above your home so you may be monitored for enforcement purposes!  6091 fails by many miles, far short of the much needed oversight of Agencies and Local Government that a well-constructed constitutionally based bill should have.  Ecology has written with the help of Spokane County Commissioners, Water Resource Managers and Aspect Consulting a systemic method to deny the people of Spokane County the d


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