Permits for Crude Oil Send Back to the City of Hoquiam as Hearing before the Shorelines Hearing Board is cancelled:
APPEAL FILED TO STATE SHORELINES HEARINGS BOARD
A coalition of citizens and organizations filed an appeal to the Substantial Development Permit granted to Westway Terminal Company, LLC by the City of Hoquiam and Department of Ecology. Citing failure to follow the law and errors in application of the law, the appeal asks the Shorelines Hearings Board to reverse the permit and the MDNS and require an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) for the project. The coalition includes Friends of Grays Harbor (FOGH), Grays Harbor Audubon Society, Citizens for A Clean Harbor, Surfrider Foundation, and Sierra Club. In addition to this coalition, the Quinault Indian Nation also filed a similar appeal.
FOGH coalition appeal
Quinault Indian Nation appeal
March 29th is deadline for comments on this Ist permit that would ultimately set the stage to allow 97.44 million gallons of crude oil to be placed at the edge of the Grays Harbor Estuary. Learn more about the oil proposals
The legal notices were posted in The Vidette:
Environmental Checklist Amendment
Comments on the Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) for the crude oil tanks farms should be sent to:
Hoquiam City Administrator
609 8th Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Southwest Washington Regional Director
Department of Ecology
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
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