Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Other Shoe Has Dropped - FEIS and Shoreline Permit

The City of Hoquiam and the Department of Ecology has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
At this point, there is no comment period on this final document.
You can take action by sending a letter to Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff & City Administrator Brian Shay at our website, Feel free to add your own comment to the letter.
Our friends at the National Audubon Society also have an action page, that as of yesterday has generated 10,216 letters. Please use these links in your social media, with the hashtag #nowestway

On Oct 13, the City will issue the Notice of Westway's Application for Shoreline Substantial Development Permit and you will be able to download it. The first publication of this Notice in the City's official newspaper will be on Oct 13, and the Second publication will be on Oct 20. Comments will be taken on the Shorelines application from Oct 13 until Nov 19. 
This is not a decision yet. It is the first step in the process. 

The city should use the findings of the F.E.I.S. to deny this first permit in the process, and stop all the dominoes behind it. 
The F.E.I.S shows 35 instances where they comment that there are unavoidable impacts. Twelve times they’ve answer “yes” to that question and that it cannot be mitigated. 

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