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FOGH is a broad-based 100% volunteer tax-exempt 501(c)(3) citizen's group made up of crabbers, fishers, oyster growers and caring citizens. The mission of FOGH is to foster and promote the economic, biological, and social uniqueness of a healthy Grays Harbor estuary. The goal of FOGH is to protect the natural environment and human health in Grays Harbor and vicinity through science, advocacy, law, activism and empowerment.

Interdunal Wetlands At Risk

Hoquiam Wood Pellet Proposal:
   Pellet Plant Permit Appealled
   FOGH Comments Wood Pellet Facility
   FOGH Wood Pellet Facility Coalition Comments

No Damn Dam

Newest Threat to the Chehalis River and Fish

The Washington State Supreme Court decision on ORMA (Ocean Resources Management Act)

Important Rail Bridge Study for Grays Harbor Millennium Coal DEIS
   3 Friends Comments
   FOGH Comments

Westway/Imperium DEIS
   CCH Westway Imperium DEIS Comment Letter
   Resource Dimensions Independent Review DEIS
   Audubon Washington Comments DEIS
   Quinault Indian Nation Comments DEIS
   Coalition of Coastal Fisheries Comments DEIS
   FOGH Comments IM-WW DEIS

Tessoro/Savage DEIS
   FOGH Comments Tesoro DEIS
   WDCFA Comments Tesoro DEIS


FOGH Non-Tribal CBR Economic Study
QIN Tribal CBR Economic Study
Grays Harbor Oil Impact Economic Report
Physicians For Social Responsibility Position Statement

3rd Crude Oil Terminal Project -Grays Harbor Rail Terminal, LLC
EIS Scoping Comments open September 18 - November 3rd

Sample Scoping Comment Ideas

Court of Appeals Documents

EIS Scoping Comments Imperium/Westway Terminals Corps Deep Draft Comments Permits for Crude Oil Send Back to the City of Hoquiam as Hearing before the Shorelines Hearing Board is cancelled: APPEAL FILED TO STATE SHORELINES HEARINGS BOARD A coalition of citizens and organizations filed an appeal to the Substantial Development Permit granted to Westway Terminal Company, LLC by the City of Hoquiam and Department of Ecology. Citing failure to follow the law and errors in application of the law, the appeal asks the Shorelines Hearings Board to reverse the permit and the MDNS and require an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) for the project. The coalition includes Friends of Grays Harbor (FOGH), Grays Harbor Audubon Society, Citizens for A Clean Harbor, Surfrider Foundation, and Sierra Club. In addition to this coalition, the Quinault Indian Nation also filed a similar appeal.

FOGH coalition appeal
Quinault Indian Nation appeal

Important notice: March 29th is deadline for comments on this Ist permit that would ultimately set the stage to allow 97.44 million gallons of crude oil to be placed at the edge of the Grays Harbor Estuary. Learn more about the oil proposals

The legal notices were posted in The Vidette:

Notice 1
Notice 2
Notice 3
Environmental Checklist
Environmental Checklist Amendment

Comments on the Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) for the crude oil tanks farms should be sent to:

Brian Shay
Hoquiam City Administrator
609 8th Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Sally Toteff
Southwest Washington Regional Director
Department of Ecology
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
360-407 6307

New MDNS issued for Imperium "Renewables"

Clean Water and Healthy Shorelines - watch video from Surfrider

Spartina infestation discovered in Grays Harbor Bay - UPDATE

Erosion, what's it all about?

Tsunami Hazard Map of Southwest Washington Beaches