Washington State News: AG Ferguson to sue if Navy Continues to Pollute Puget Sound, Harming Salmon, Orcas, Marine Life

18Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

Navy ignored concerns raised by EPA, Washington Department of Ecology

OLYMPIA, WA – Jan. 18, 2019 – In a letter to the federal government, Attorney General Bob Ferguson yesterday announced his intent to join a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Navy’s process to scrape the hulls of decommissioned vessels, which leads to ongoing pollution of Sinclair Inlet and harms salmon and orcas.

To clean a 60,000-ton, decommissioned aircraft carrier before transport, the Navy scraped the hull of the ship in Puget Sound in January 2017. 

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