Sound Status Update – August 2019

Public Comment Period for Liquefied Natural Gas Plant and Public Hearing Recap

CHB’s Policy & Technical Project Manager Erin Dilworth testifying to the Puget Sound Air Agency

Back in July, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) released a draft approval order for the Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility construction permit. PSCAA has ignored the requests of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and over 80 community organizations, including Citizens for a Healthy Bay, who have all demanded this permit be denied.

On Tuesday, August 27th, Citizens for a Healthy Bay spoke out against PSCAA’s decision and gave public comment urging PSCAA to reject the project due to LNG’s role in increasing climate emissions during a time when we need to drastically reduce our carbon footprint.

This comment period is the last chance for the public to give comment on the LNG project, and it is going to take every one of us to convince PSCAA to reject this project. We need to encourage PSCAA to consider the shrinking window of time we have to address climate change, and if they allow the LNG project to advance, it will make it harder for us to solve the climate crisis.

Wondering why LNG is actually worse for our environment that burning diesel fuel? Visit our LNG webpage to learn why.

**If you couldn’t give spoken testimony at the public hearing, you can still voice your opposition to the LNG plant by submitting written comments through Monday, September 9th. Visit our LNG webpage for talking points and our public comment letter template.

I stand against more fossil fuels in Tacoma and want to urge PSCCA to reject the LNG plant.

The LNG plant poses unacceptable risks to Tacoma. Here’s why.

Fall Fundraiser Announcement

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting our Stand for Our Sound fall fundraiser again this year! The event will take place once again on November 15th and the location will be announced SOON, so stay tuned to hear more from us shortly.

Stand for Our Sound
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
*Location Announcement Soon*

The fundraiser will be a cocktail party full of local food, cocktails, great company, and an inspiring program about the path forward to a clean and healthy Tacoma and Salish Sea.

Environmental Justice Camp for Girls Program Recap

Earlier this month we hosted our third and final Environmental Justice Camp for Girls of the summer, and what an amazing experience it was! We had an absolute blast helping young girls learn about environmental justice while also engaging in fun and educational activities like tide pooling, water quality games, creating art, and a bay patrol of Commencement Bay.

Thank you to The Tacoma Urban League for partnering with us to make this camp series happen, and to Alexia Henderson, Raeshawna Ware, Bonnie Becker, and Andrew Malinak for volunteering and making these camps such a fun and rewarding experience for everyone.

Recommended Read

Black Women Are Leaders in the Climate Movement. Environmentalism, in other words, is a black issue. By Heather McTeer Toney. Read the article here.

Can Puget Sound Count on You?

For almost 30 years, Citizens for a Healthy Bay has worked to take action and bring people together to achieve a clean and healthy Commencement Bay that benefits both our community and the surrounding ecosystem that calls Puget Sound home. Your donation is an essential part of helping that work continue. Thank you!

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