We had great turn out at our first in-person Climate Science On Tap event at Peddler Brewing Company last Thursday, November 18, 2021. Despite the chilly and wet weather, attendees sat under a heated canopy to hear our panelists talk about the intersection of urban forests and climate change. We’re THANKFUL for the participation of our moderator Sean P. McDonald, our volunteers, our panelists, and the groups that tabled at the event. We’d also like to thank YOU for your contributions that enable us to continue hosting community events that help inform and educate the public about important climate change topics. If you missed this event, check out the KBCS podcast featuring an interview about Red Cedar dieback with our panelist Joey Hulbert: https://www.kbcs.fm/2021/11/18/the-redlined-western-red-cedar-study-project/
The final EIS for the proposed Westway crude oil shipping terminal at Grays Harbor has been issued and now the City of Hoquiam has a decision to make: to grant or deny the permit for the project. There is one last opportunity for written public comments that will end on November 19, 2016.
Westway has applied to the City of Hoquiam for a shoreline development permit. To act on this permit application, the City must take into account the findings of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that evaluates the broad range of impacts of oil trains going to Hoquiam of 100+ year old tracks and more oil tankers navigating the Harbor. The FEIS clearly found that impacts to tribal treaty rights, access to fishing, and the risk of a devastating derailment or marine oil spill cannot be mitigated.