Posts made in April, 2015

State (At Last) Disallows Neurotoxin Use In Willapa Bay

State (At Last) Disallows Neurotoxin Use In Willapa Bay

Many Coalition members and supporters are echoing the shock and dismay described in┬áDanny Westneat’s April 28, 2015 Seattle Times article,┬áDisbelief over state plan to spray neurotoxin into oyster beds. What can we do? The Coalition is consulting with experts about options, including filing an appeal with the Pollution Control Hearings Board. We will post updates as plans coalesce. UPDATES: April 9, 2018 No Imidacloprid Permit-You Saved Willapa Bay!! Our Coalition is excited that finally Washington regulators are not allowing more Washington native species to be destroyed in order to expand shellfish exports. Many thanks to all of you who helped us!! Washington...

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Court of Appeals Upholds SHB, Superior Court Decisions

Court of Appeals Upholds SHB, Superior Court Decisions

The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 1 decision affirmed the Shorelines Hearings Board (SHB) decision to deny the 5 acre geoduck aquaculture permit in Henderson Bay/Pierce County. The Court of Appeals stated: 1. “We conclude the SHB did not err in concluding the Coalition met its burden of proving the permit buffers did not adequately protect eelgrass from adverse impacts in violation of the SMA (Shoreline Management Act) and Pierce County SMP (Shoreline Master Program).”.. The Coalition relied on the FSEIS buffer to argue the buffers approved by the Hearing Examiner were inadequate. The FSEIS identifies the need for a “2-foot vertical buffer...

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