Protect Grays Harbor from Massive Oil Terminals

Victory | August 29 2017

Coastal Preservation

Date of the decision: August 29th, 2017
Chapters: Washington State Chapters
Brief Description: Grays Harbor, on the Southwestern Washington coast, had 3 oil export proposals for expansion and development over the past few years. These proposals eventually fizzled, resulting in a major victory for our marine ecosystem and recreational enthusiasts of the Washington coast.
Decision Making Body: Port of Grays Harbor and project developers
How the victory benefits the environment or improves access (connection to mission): Avoids the potential for a major oil spill within the Chehalis watershed, Grays Harbor and along the Washington Coast from a expanded and new source or rail and vessel traffic.
Partner organizations: Stand Up To Oil Coalition
Web links: http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/port-of-grays-harbor-concludes-that-crude-oil-terminals-are-not-the-answer
Media stories: http://www.thedailyworld.com/news/port-officials-crude-oil-no-longer-in-plans/

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