This weekend, the Daily World published two important letters. Please write your own LTE and submit. Wouldn't it be great to see an anti-oil letter in each paper they publish?
Not too late to block oil projects
Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney is either uninformed or is simply engaging in jiggery pokery. In the July 7 Daily World article highlighting his candidacy for mayor of Hoquiam, he says in reference to the crude oil terminals, “Once somebody applies for a permit, they’re in. As far as going through the process, you can’t block it.”
This is completely incorrect and nonsense. The original permits have, in fact, been blocked and the current permit application could also be blocked. And if the majority of the public has anything to say about it, they will be!
If Mayor Durney is being misled by advice from his City Administrator Brian Shay, that presents another problem, as Brian Shay is the final “decider.” If Mr. Shay has made up his mind to approve, before having all the facts and no matter how heinous the impacts might be, then he is doing a great disservice to the people of Grays Harbor and will be held responsible for that. The Washington Department of Ecology is spending countless hours working with the proponents’ consultants developing the Environmental Impact Statement. The public has made its voice heard through their elected representatives that they do not want crude oil to be transported or stored on Grays Harbor.
Why are we going through the environmental impact review if the permits can’t be blocked? Why bother with public hearings?
Linda Orgel, Aberdeen
No to oil
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