Oil spill settlement makes regional newspapers

Regional newspapers announce the Suquamish Tribe’s settlement with Foss Maritime over the December 2003 oil spill:

Seattle Times:
More than three years after nearly 5,000 gallons of oil fouled pristine beaches and a salt marsh, the Suquamish Tribe has accepted a $1.1 million settlement from Foss Maritime as payment for the environmental and spiritual damage wrought by the spill.

Seattle PI:
Foss Maritime Co. has agreed to pay the Suquamish Tribe $1.1 million “for spiritual and cultural damages to the tribe’s historic saltwater marsh and beach,” according to a statement released Monday by the tribe.

Kitsap Sun:
Foss Maritime has paid the Suquamish Tribe $1.1 million to compensate for “cultural and spiritual” damages suffered after a 2003 oil spill covered a beach and estuary near Indianola.

The North Kitsap Herald, The Olympian and The Tacoma News Tribune also printed the story.