olympic coast national marine

First Wave Energy Project Provokes Federal-State Clash

First Wave Energy Project Provokes Federal-State Clash

OLYMPIA, Washington, January 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington state Department of Ecology has filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, for reconsideration of a decision that FERC made last month to grant five-year environmental approval for a wave energy project at Makah Bay, in far western Washington state. The license is…

Oil Spill Disaster Off Washington Coast Narrowly Averted

Oil Spill Disaster Off Washington Coast Narrowly Averted

OLYMPIA, Washington, December 12, 2007 (ENS) – The Gladiator, the state-funded seasonal emergency response tug stationed at Neah Bay, was dispatched shortly before midnight last night to assist a tug towing a loaded oil barge after the vessel temporarily lost its primary electrical power and steering. The Na Hoku was headed down Washington’s outer coast…