The Quinault Indian Nation has sent a letter asking the City of Hoquiam to deny oil permits within the city.
The final Environmental Impact Statement is expected this month for the Westway Terminal crude oil storage facility at the Port of Grays Harbor. This is the final such facility pursuing the state permits locally.
Prior to that release, the QIN is asking Washington State Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon, Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff, Hoquiam City Council and staff to “ adopt the No Action Alternative” in the Final EIS and “deny the pending shoreline substantial development permit applications.”
They say that they are “disappointed” with Mayor Dickhoff and City Administrator Brian Shay for not meeting with them on “a government-to-government basis” saying that QIN should have had a role in the continued process.
KXRO has been told that QIN President Fawn Sharp will speak tonight, prior to the regular City Council Meeting, reiterating these requests.
While the letter asks for denial for both Westway and Renewable Energy Group, a letter from REG in November 2015 states that they have abandoned their plans for a crude oil facility.