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Washington lawmakers hear Hirst bill favored by tribes

OLYMPIA — Washington tribes and environmental groups endorsed a bill Monday that would limit withdrawals from new wells to 350 gallons a day, monitored by mandatory meters.

The legislation was presented to the Senate Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources Committee as an alternative to a bill the committee passed last week responding to the state Supreme Court’s Hirst ruling.


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