Senator Kevin Van de Wege & Representative Mike Chapman
Friday, Jan. 19, 4—5 PM
Sequim City Transit Center
We invite you to a meeting with WA State Senator Kevin Van De Wege and WA State Representative Mike Chapman. The purpose of the meeting is to hear about aquaculture bill language being discussed in the State Legislature. The meeting will be from 4 – 5 PM in the Sequim City Transit Center, 190 West Cedar Street between Sequim-Dungeness Avenue and 2nd Street. Doors will open at 3:30 PM.
Currently there are three different aquaculture bills. Senate Bill 6086 will phase out non-native species of marine finfish net pens as leases expire. House Bill 2418 first asks for more study and for the leaseholder to show there is no environmental harm. But we have the science already.* House bill 2260 would end non-native net pens immediately, but this could lead to contract law suits.
Senator Van De Wege and Representative Chapman are both concerned about the impacts of the Atlantic salmon net pens to the environment. Demonstrations and signs are not necessary. This meeting is a good chance for our legislators to explain the differences in the bills and for them to hear from us.
Please feel free to let your members and friends know about this meeting.
*Click here to read the Scientific Fact Sheets.
Sierra Club North Olympic Group
Surfrider Olympic Peninsula Chapter
Olympic Environmental Council
Protect the Peninsula’s Future
Save The Olympic Peninsula
Olympic Forest Coalition