News Closing the Glacier NW Loophole
posted by March 20 at 15:13 PMon
To protect it from strip mining, the state declared Maury Island an aquatic reserve in 2002. Alas, in 2004, Doug Sutherland, Commissioner of Public Lands, created a loophole for Glacier NW—grandfathering in their controversial mining practices.
Soooo, West Seattle Senator Erik Poulsen (D-34) passed a groovy bill out of the senate 26 to 22 earlier this month that would close the Glacier NW loophole.
The bill is getting a hearing in the Select Committee on Puget Sound at 1:30 PM tomorrow in the House. Should be a no-brainer for the Democrats.