Business News

D Avenue Nursery blooms under new ownership

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It was more than a rush of seasonal energy that inspired the recent facelift at D Avenue Nursery, Fidalgo Island’s oldest retail garden center.

BNSF agrees to fine for water quality violations

BNSF Railway will pay a $75,000 fine and improve environmental protections during track maintenance work in Skagit and Whatcom counties under an agreement with the state Department of Ecology to settle a 2015 penalty for water quality violations.

$425 million settlement over Tesoro air pollution

The EPA and the Justice Department have announced a $425 million settlement with subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp., and Par Hawaii Refining that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations and protects public health by reducing air pollution at six refineries.

Carbon cap would impact local refineries

After incorporating feedback from business and environmental stakeholders, the state Ecology Department has released an updated version of the state’s first-ever rule to cap carbon pollution and both March Point refineries are on the list.