A proposed liquid natural gas plant on Tacoma’s waterfront has attracted protests from residents, tribes and scientists — but whether Puget Sound Energy is listening remains unknown. – Jan. 31, 2019

Posted on: January 31, 2019

“Annette Bryan’s part in the years-long conflict over a liquefied natural gas facility in Tacoma began close to home. For over 40 years, she’s been a resident of the neighborhood adjacent to the Tideflats, a waterfront industrial area in eastern Tacoma that houses its port. It’s where she now raises her three grandchildren and cares for her mother. In 2015, she noticed groups of people near her house picketing in protest of the facility. She became aware of its existence only after speaking to them.”

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King County Poised to Lock Out Fossil Fuels in 2019 – Jan. 18th, 2019

Posted on: January 22, 2019

“King County is poised to join the ranks of Northwest communities that are locking out coal, oil, and gas developments. Later this month, County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove will introduce legislation to prohibit major new fossil fuel infrastructure, including gas pipeline expansions.”

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Flood of response pushes completion of Tacoma LNG review to March – Jan. 18, 2019

Posted on: January 22, 2019

“Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has slowed its time line for completing its review of comments on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas facility planned for Tacoma. In an update emailed Friday (Jan. 19), the agency said its work is “ongoing and we do not anticipate completing it until March 29, 2019. The agency had previously targeted Feb. 1 as its anticipated completion date.”

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Wrongs must be righted at Tacoma LNG plant – Dec. 20, 2018

Posted on: January 17, 2019

“It’s unfortunate that local politics are so thoroughly disconnected from global issues. When it comes to reducing fossil fuel emissions, natural gas offers marginal gains and great risks; it is not the transitional fuel we thought it was a decade ago. It’s time to get the facts right on the process and impacts of the Tacoma liquefied natural gas plant.”

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Silently withholding records – such as Tacoma LNG safety studies – betrays open government – Dec. 5, 2018

Posted on: January 17, 2019

“Here’s a refreshing lesson in government transparency, one that touches on Tacoma and the controversial liquefied natural gas plant being built on the Tideflats.
You don’t always have a right to know every secret that Washington public officials are keeping from you. But you do always have a right to know the secret exists, and why they’re hiding it.”
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Attorney General Calls Fracked Gas Review Fictional – Dec. 1, 2018

Posted on: January 17, 2019

Attorney General Calls Fracked Gas Review Fictional

“The Washington State Attorney General’s (AG) office called a recent Environmental review fictional. They and the State Department of Ecology (DOE) recently submitted written comments to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) regarding a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) that could have substantial long-term effects on the rights and lives of the Puyallup Tribe as well as local citizens.   Copies of these letters were shared with NDN after being obtained via a Public Records Request.”
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