International fly fishing film festival
Local phosphorus bans precipitate global changes
It's been nearly ten years since Liberty Lake squared off with Proctor & Gamble (P & G) over their 2005 resolution banning phosphorus in automatic dishwasher soap. Today the David and Goliath like encounter has proven Liberty Lake to be ahead of its time.
The story starts in 1989 with phosphorus being discharged from Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District causing algae blooms in Liberty Lake. To reduce phosphorus inflow to the plant, Liberty Lake passed one of the first laundry detergent bans in the nation. In 2005, they again led the way with a dish soap ban. P & G and others from the industry were not pleased. Read More
Join Spokane Riverkeeper, Gonzaga Journal of International Law (GJIL) and Gonzaga University Alliance for Social Justice for the Fourth Annual Spring River Cleanup event, being held Saturday morning, April 12th starting at 9:30 a.m. Read More
Fourth Annual Spring River Cleanup