- Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Conservation league, the Nez Perce Tribe and an Asotin resident are seeking a public comment period for an air quality permit for Clearwater Paper in Lewiston.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1G5gheP ) the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley’s largest employer is requesting the permit so it can move forward with a $160 million project which includes a new chip pulp digester.

A spokesman for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality says Clearwater Paper could receive a draft of the permit as early as Thursday. Company officials will have 10 days to review the draft before a 30-day comment period.

The Idaho Conservation League and the Nez Perce Tribe indicated separately they are seeking the comment period so they will be able to review the draft permit, not because they have specific concerns.

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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, https://www.lmtribune.com


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