The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Is class action suit necessary?

 

November 30, 2017



To The Eagle:

I have wondered for years why it is that the Corps of Engineers can dredge the river and promote heavy ship traffic up and down the river at speeds that cause large enough wakes to cause such a large amount of damage to the banks of the river and not take or be held responsible for that damage. Any vessel owner will tell you that they are responsible for the wake they create. Why aren’t the people who cause the wakes that are causing the erosion and or the people who are encouraging the vessel traffic?

Perhaps it's time for all the communities of the Columbia to file a class action suit against the owners of the ships and or the Corps to pay for the damage the ships’ wakes are making.

Richard Trojan

Alaska

 

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