Change of mind indicates sea change at the port

OPINION
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 17, 2007

Letters to the Editor

The Port of Seattle’s recent decision to consider disposing of some of the PCB-laden sediments from the dredging at T30 upland instead of back into Elliott Bay clearly indicates there is a sea change in the port’s environmental priorities led by Port Commission President John Creighton.

They still want to develop the waterfront to make jobs, but they are clearly far more aware of the impact of their activities and are willing to take protective measures. The fact that King County Councilman Larry Phillips and County Executive Ron Sims have expressed willingness to share in the responsibility is most encouraging.
The Puget Sound Partnership’s executive director, David Dicks’, willingness to make this the first project to lend a hand to is also noteworthy. It’s collaboration like this that gives me hope that we will be able to restore Puget Sound by 2020.

Fred Felleman
Friends of the Earth

~ by fredfelleman on September 17, 2007.

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