Speak up about cruise ship discharges

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Letters to the Editor

POLLUTION

It is hard to understand how the P-I could do such a wonderful job of reviewing the threats posed to Puget Sound without even mentioning the air and water discharges emanating from our burgeoning ports. This is especially important, given the rapid rise of cruise ship traffic. Those vessels have unique discharge characteristics given that they support populations the size of a city such as Duvall. Unfortunately, the Port of Seattle has chosen not to take any responsibility to even characterize the nature of their marine discharges in the Environmental Impact Statement for their proposed $120 million cruise ship terminal at Piers 90-91 and the reactivation of Terminal 30 for container ships.

The media and the public are urged to attend the port’s hearing on this new project at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bell Street Cruise Terminal. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 2.

Fred Felleman
Seattle

~ by fredfelleman on October 18, 2006.

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