Tribe, Groups Lose Battle Over Oil, Gas Terminal Projects In Washington

(October 26, 2015, 8:45 AM EDT) -- TACOMA, Wash. — The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) and the City of Hoquiam, Wash., did not err in issuing permits for the expansion of two adjacent oil and gas storage terminals because Washington law does not require permit applicants to demonstrate financial responsibility before permitting and because the Ocean Resources Management Act (ORMA) does not apply to the terminal development projects, a state appellate court held Oct. 20 in an appeal filed by a Native American tribe and environmental groups (Quinault Indian Nation, et al....
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