|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 4 Feb 2020 10:57:18 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPS, NATIVE PEOPLE: "Suquamish Tribe announces outcome of lawsuit against Navy" at Puget Sound, WA|
Suquamish Tribe announces outcome of lawsuit against Navy By Ken Park Kitsap Daily News January 31, 2020 The Suquamish Tribe announced during a press conference Wednesday, Jan. 29, that the U.S. Navy has agreed to a 10-year moratorium on scraping ship hulls in Puget Sound, among other things as a result of a lawsuit filed jointly by the Tribe, the State of Washington, Washington Environmental Council and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance. At the conference was Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman; Katelyn Kinn, attorney for Puget Soundkeepers Alliance; Mindy Roberts, Puget Sound director for the Washington Environmental Council and standing in for Attorney General Bob Ferguson — who was reportedly out with the flu — was chief counsel for the state Environmental Protection Unit, Bill Sherman. The suit was filed against the Navy in June 2017 over the hull scraping of the USS Independence, an inactive Navy aircraft carrier mothballed and berthed for nearly 20 years at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The lawsuit alleges that the Navy violated the Clean Water Act by scraping the hull’s antifouling paint which contains toxic chemicals, copper and zinc into Sinclair Inlet. … For the entire article, see https://www.kitsapdailynews.com/news/suquamish-tribe-announces-outcome-of-joint-lawsuit-against-u-s-navy-with-state-attorney-general/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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