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Union property owners fined $250K

Unauthorized bulkhead built on Hood Canal

Two Union family members and their business must pay $250,000 in fines and $33,492 for mitigation after their illegal bulkhead caused the death of Chinook salmon.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in January that Joan and Phillip Bayley, mother and son, and their business Big D’s Beach Cabin LLC would pay penalties for killing the endangered fish.

The EPA sued the Bayleys and the LLC, which is on the Hood Canal in Union, in 2020 for Clean Water Act violations.

Philip Bayley planned to build a bulkhead and a house 10 feet landward of the bulkhead on state Route 106 in Union and...


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