Thursday, August 13, 2009

OMG! could this be true?

WE WON!

Preserve Our Islands has just learned that WE HAVE WON the Federal Court case against the Army Corps of Engineers!

Federal Agencies were in violation of the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

The permits have been remanded back to the Federal Agencies who will now be required to perform a FULL EIS as well as a lengthy and detailed formal consultation done by actual biologists, on the purposed projects impacts to the endangered Orcas and Chinook.

And, most significantly no final permit decision and NO WORK can be performed until these reviews are performed.

Tears of joy!

Update:

From the Seattle Times this morning!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My take on the ruling is that the Corps needs to study the possible impacts first and then permit or not permit the project based on their work, so it is not over. My prediction is that the dock will be built and the gravel will be mined.

Shea's Mom said...

I will always be an optimist and hope that the Army Corp of Engineers realize the folly of this project.

Let's just hope that is what happens.

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