Industry Begins Paying for Full-Time Rescue Tug at Neah Bay July 1

“As the horror of the Gulf oil spill unfolds, it is worth remembering that here in Washington state we’ve done at least one big thing right—we have a fulltime rescue tugboat stationed at Neah Bay. More than 40 times that boat has aided a vessel that might have otherwise turned into a spill. And now, finally, the funding for that tug has been secured for the long term—paid for the by the oil companies and shippers that most need its services, not by the taxpayers whose environment is put at risk.”
-KATHY FLETCHER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PEOPLE FOR PUGET SOUND

For more on this issue See People For Puget Sound’s

Action Agenda on Spill Prevention and Response in Puget Sound
http://pugetsound.org/programs/policy/issues/oil/

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