Updated 11:59am, August 23, 2019

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Public Hearing: Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Construction Permit

WHEN: Tuesday, August 27th, from 2-5pm and 6:30-10pm
WHERE: Rialto Theatre (310 South 9th Street, Tacoma)

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) released a draft approval order for the Tacoma LNG facility construction permit. PSCAA has ignored the requests of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and over 80 community organizations, including CHB, who have all demanded this permit be denied. This is our last chance to remind PSCAA that we have a shrinking window of time to address climate change, the LNG project will worsen the impacts of the climate crisis, and the permit should be DENIED.

Talking Points

  • We are in the middle of a climate crisis. We must take bold action to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050, in order to prevent the most dire consequences of climate change.
  • Operation of the Tacoma LNG facility will worsen climate change at a time we should be drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This project will add hundreds of thousands of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year.
  • PSCAA’s conclusion is flawed. The rules that led PSCAA to its conclusion that this project is good for our climate do not consider the shrinking window of time we have to curb greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
  • DENY THE PERMIT. PSCAA should be a leader in protecting our communities from the reality of the climate crisis. Approving this permit would be irresponsible for an agency whose mission is to “Reduce our region’s contribution to climate change.”
  • Make Puget Sound Energy (PSE) pay. If this dangerous project is allowed to move forward, PSE must be required to offset ALL the new greenhouse gas emissions they will be polluting our climate with.

Tips for Giving Public Comment

  • Introduce yourself and the personal stake you have in this issue.
  • Write your comment in advance and practice with a timer.
  • Each person who signs up will be given two minutes to speak.
  • Commenters will speak in the order they signed in.

Can’t make it to the public hearing? Written comments can be submitted until September 9, 2019. To easily submit your written comments, visit our Action Network page to easily submit your public comment letter, or email your comments directly to publiccomment@pscleanair.org.

For more information, email our policy & technical project manager Erin Dilworth at edilworth[a]healthybay.org.

This work is funded by the Bullitt Foundation, Harder Foundation, Northwest Fund for the Environment, and Sustainable Path Foundation.
This work is also funded through a Public Participation Grant from the Department of Ecology. The content was reviewed for grant consistency but is not necessarily endorsed by the agency.