Mayor comments on T5 ruling

Today Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the Seattle Hearing Examiner ruled against the Department of Planning and Development’s land use code interpretation on the Port of Seattle’s use of Terminal 5 to berth an off-shore oil drilling rig:

“While I am disappointed that the hearing examiner ruled that servicing off-shore drilling rigs is a cargo terminal use, I will respect the ruling. Shell has made a business decision to halt further off-shore oil exploration in Alaska. Now is the time for us to come together to collaborate on new projects to support the growth of maritime jobs while protecting our natural environment. I look forward to renewing the City’s partnership with the Port, Foss Maritime, our unions and other maritime interests to build a vibrant future for our harbor.”