Environmental Challenges in the Times of Covid-19

The year 2020 has brought the entire nation many surprises, but none as critical as the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced all of us to change the way we live, work, and play.

Like other businesses, nonprofit or profit, OFCO has been forced to change to new ways of conducting our research. Our boots on the ground inspections of forest lands will require modifications and some additional costs.

To make matters worse, the current administration has curtailed every protection in place for over twenty years and have given polluters carte blanche to exploit sacred and pristine areas. Thankfully, environmental advocates and federal courts are a bulwark against polluters. For example, the courts have struck down the Army Corps of Engineers’ permit for the shellfish industry in Puget Sound.

Setbacks need to be reversed. If that does not come to pass, our battles will turn into wars—but the environment will be the biggest loser.

Stay strong, take action, support environmental protections as we reconstruct and expand protections for ours and future generations.

Please honor us by reading our newsletter with our latest updates on the Marbled Murrelets and Pacific Seafoods litigation, and other excellent articles by our board members and executive director.

                                                                                                                     —Connie Gallant, President

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