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Opposed to pit to pier ‘scheme’

You don’t have to be a “tree-hugging environmentalist” to need the Hood Canal Bridge or to love the pristine area of Hood Canal.

The current news about the Pit to Pier scheme is disturbing. Simply put, I don’t think that a gravel company’s profits are more important than the needs of the Navy or the needs of the citizens who live or work in and around Jefferson and Kitsap counties. The misinformation that is being put forth to put a positive spin on this scheme is shameful. Just imagine how life will be when one of those ocean-going barges or ships hits the Hood Canal Bridge. Who will suffer? Who will foot the bill to replace it? How long will that take? What is positive about this get rich scheme?

Despite a signed agreement between the Navy and DNR for an easement on both sides of the Canal, the Jefferson County processes of an environmental impact statement marches on. Now the company has sued the government over this agreement. Please make your feelings known to Jefferson County before Aug. 11. We as citizens need to stand up and stop this ridiculous scheme before we are the ones suffering.

Donna Nolan
Port Ludlow

 

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