“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.”Read more on Sightline Institute
“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.”Read the full story on The News Tribune
By Puyallup Tribe Council member ANNETTE BRYAN and MELISSA MALOTT Originally published in the Tacoma News Tribune on December 20, 2018It’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 liquified natural gas (LNG) plant.The arguments in favor of the LNG plant are largely supported by a million dollar, green-washing cable TV campaign purchased…
"Puget Sound Energy is trying to complete construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas facility in the Port of Tacoma. It is quite a complex facility with five major components: RefineryStorage facilityMarine bunkering facilityTanker truck facilityPeak-shaving facility (supplying extra gas during times of peak demand) Proponents like to claim that the facility is good for Tacoma and good for the climate, but that is far from the truth."Read more at 350 Tacoma.
“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.”Read the full story via The News Tribune