Don’t let crude oil into Grays Harbor!

Hoquiam River

UPDATE: The Washington Supreme Court breathed life into the Ocean Resources Management Act (ORMA), a state law that protects coastal ocean resources, and ruled that the law’s strict permitting requirements apply to crude oil shipping terminals.  The ruling will effectively block a proposed crude-by-rail terminal in Hoquiam. Read our press release here.

Big Oil wants to bring crude oil into Grays Harbor by rail and then transport it through the Harbor by vessel. This would mean oil trains, tankers, and barges in Grays Harbor daily – putting communities and waterways at risk. Oil trains have derailed across North America with devastating consequences. Explosions will cost lives and oil spills will cost jobs. The City of Hoquiam and Washington Department of Ecology released documents evaluating the risks. We can say no to these projects and yes to protecting our communities!

Grays Harbor Oil Terminal Information

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Westway oil terminal has just been released by the Department of Ecology. This statement considered the tens of thousands of comments submitted by concerned people like you!

Summary of the final EIS for the Westway crude oil proposal

Full text of final EIS for Westway crude oil proposal

Shoreline development permit application

 

Threats & Impacts of Oil Trains

Study: the impacts of a Grays Harbor oil spill

Summary of human health concerns by WPSR

Troubled Bridges over Clean WaterA report detailing the decrepit state of bridges that the crude oil trains would travel over if the Westway proposal is allowed.

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