Citizens File Petition/Intent To Sue-Stop State Seagrass Eradication – San Juan Islander


A new lawsuit to stop spraying pesticides on shellfish beds that may include Japanese Eelgrass.

The Coalition To Protect Puget Sound Habitat has filed an administrative Rule-Making to Amend Petition with the Governors Office requesting that Jay Inslee take the necessary action to direct the State Weed Board to initiate rule-making to delete Zostera japonica (Japanese Eelgrass) as a Class C Noxious Weed. Despite objections from numerous scientists, citizens, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources, the Weed Board’s Class C Noxious Weed listing includes all Washington waters including Puget Sound.

Read the whole story here:

 http://www.sanjuanislander.com/island-newshome/environment/8455-eelgrass

For appeal and supporting study documentation, please visit:

coalitiontoprotectpugetsoundhabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/eelgrass-petition.pdf

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