SEATTLE – An environmental review of proposed bulk cargo and railroad spur projects at Cherry Point in Whatcom County will closely study their direct effects at the site and evaluate a broad range of indirect and cumulative impacts likely to occur within and beyond Washington.
After a year-and-a-half legal battle, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities (RE Sources) has entered a settlement with SSA Marine-owned Pacific International Terminals (PIT) for PIT's illegal filling of 1.2 acres of wetlands at Cherry Point, WA.
EIS will consider health impacts in Washington, rail and tanker traffic impacts across the region, and impacts of coal burning in Asia
OLYMPIA - The scope of the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point, in northwest Washington State has been finalized. If built, the project would be the largest coal export terminal in North America, exporting up to 48 million metric tons of coal per year to Asia.
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) and Whatcom County (County) – known together as the co-leads – are announced the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur expansion at Cherry Point.
Puget Sound Anglers distribute recompression devices for rockfish
Recreational fishermen have been practicing catch-and-release fishing for years. Anglers who fish Washington’s Puget Sound waters are no exception. The assumption has always been that the release part of the equation will result in a free-swimming fish that will survive. Barbless hooks, minimum handling, and quick return to the water have all been developed to insure high survival rates.
PRESS RELEASE: The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent July 11 to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service citing the agency's failure to protect habitat for endangered rockfish in Puget Sound. The lawsuit targets the agency's failure to designate critical habitat for rockfish.