|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 10 Jun 2019 17:57:46 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] NATURAL RESOURCES: "Navy to invest in the habitat project to address historical pollution to Everett’s Port Gardner" (WA)|
Settlement is ‘an elegant solution to a 100-year-old problem’ A court agreement requires the Port of Everett and the Navy to make up for past pollution. By Noah Haglund Everett Herald *WA) June 4, 2019 EVERETT — A new federal court settlement outlines specific steps to restore salmon habitat in the Snohomish River estuary as a way of addressing the polluted legacy on Everett’s waterfront. The consent decree that the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday focuses on the Port of Everett’s Blue Heron Slough project. The 353-acre area will be familiar to drivers who have noticed large earthen mounds off the east side of I-5 between downtown Everett and Marysville. The proposed agreement obligates the port and the U.S. Navy to invest in the habitat project to address historical pollution to Everett’s Port Gardner. “The Blue Heron Slough project will benefit various threatened species, including the Chinook salmon, which is the primary food source of the Southern Resident killer whale (orca),” said Erik Gerking, the port’s director of environmental programs, in a prepared statement. Lisa Lefeber, a deputy executive director with the port, called it “an elegant solution to a 100-year-old problem.” … For the entire article, see https://www.heraldnet.com/news/settlement-is-an-elegant-solution-to-a-100-year-old-problem/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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