From John Fabian,

Dear Friends of Hood Canal

Help us defend Hood Canal from industrialization.  Read the NOTICE and WHAT CAN YOU DO.

NOTICE: As you may have heard, the much hated pit-to-pier project has, again, raised its ugly head.

Jefferson County has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that seems to whitewash or minimize the risks associated with this project. The document can be downloaded at http://jeffersonco-treis.info

Public comments will be accepted until 4:30 pm on August 11. Written comments may be sent via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All email inputs must include a complete return mailing address. Comments may also be sent to

Thorndyke Resource DEIS c/o Jefferson County DCD, 621 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

There will be an Open House/Public meeting on August 4, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8pm. Written comments may also be submitted during this event. This is likely to be a carefully choreographed dog and pony show intended to sway us toward acceptance of the proposed project.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Take a look at the DEIS document. Don’t try to read it all – it is massive – just go to the table of contents and read the sections of most interest to you.

Send in your written comments as required in the NOTICE above.

Get organizations you are a part of to fight with us.

Write a letter to the PT Leader, Peninsula Daily News, or Kitsap Sun expressing your dismay that this project is still alive and a threat to our environment, transportation system (bridge), scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, recreation, and enjoyment of the Hood Canal.

Urge your friends and neighbors to join the Hood Canal Coalition by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Collect signatures of people who oppose this project. Include name, address and email of signers.

Come to the Open House and help us express our sincere concerns. We need to send a strong message to Jefferson County. One that they have not heard in several years since the DEIS process has been under lock and key.

Send us a check. Make it out to Olympic Environmental Council and mail to HCC, P.O. Box 65279, Port Ludlow, WA 98365. Funds are needed to pay professional experts to examine the DEIS and its rosy claims.

Thanks for listening.