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Wash. Tribe Threatens Navy With Water Pollution Suit

Law360 (June 12, 2019, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A Washington state Native American tribe has said it plans to sue the U.S. Navy for allegedly discharging untreated sewage into the Puget Sound, causing beach closures and preventing shellfish harvesting and fishing.

The Suquamish Tribe, whose members live on the Kitsap Peninsula near Seattle, said that Naval Base Kitsap has been dumping raw sewage into the Sound for years, sometimes leading local authorities to post health advisories and temporarily ban harvesting and eating fish and shellfish. The tribe said on Monday in a notice of intent to sue the Navy over the pollution that the discharges have violated the Clean...

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