NEWS RELEASES

GOVERNOR INSLEE SPEAKS ABOUT TACOMA LIQUID GAS FACILITY

MEDIA ADVISORY   October 30, 2017 for immediate release      


Over 9,000 People Sign Opposing LNG Facility     Our Governor needs to hear from all of us.  Don't let pollution compromise our children's future.  


Liquid gas is not natural or safe for the community. Emissions cause negative health impacts and danger for people that live around them.  At a recent event in Seattle, Washington, Governor Jay Inslee spoke to a group about the proposed PSE LNG Fracked Gas Plant in Tacoma.  


When asked about the facility planning and ongoing roll out -- he responded “I’m going to do a lot more looking into this to see if they are following the law as they should."      


Whether you live in the facility's “blast zone,” in Tacoma, or anywhere on this planet, this project will affect you. Stand with the Puyallup Tribe, sign our petition and help us protect our home, Mother Earth, from further destruction.   


Our Governor needs to hear from us. Community health and safety is at risk. Sign and share the petition - No LNG Fracked Gas in the Salish Sea.            


Journalists are invited to learn about the petition at http://bit.ly/2zjJVzf rederfinetacoma@gmail.com  more info available at www.redefinetacoma.org 

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LOCAL RESIDENTS STAND UP FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH and SAFETY

MEDIA ADVISORY   October 23, 2017 for immediate release      


Over 7,000 Petition Signatures Opposing LNG Facility      


People from all over the county are sending support for the ‘Stand with the Puyallup Tribe - No LNG Fracked Gas in the Salish Sea’ petition.   


 Liquid gas is not natural or safe for the community. Emissions cause negative health impacts and danger for people that live around them. Act now! Community health and safety is at risk. Dakota Case is a young father, a grandson and a fisherman in the Puyallup tribe of Washington State.  Dakota and the Puyallup tribe call themselves the “salmon people” – if the salmon disappear, they say they will too. But this LNG facility puts all of us in danger.    It would create an immediate and unreasonable danger to the thousands of people within three miles of the massive storage tank and would require a steady supply of fracked gas from offsite wells. Communities living near those wells would be exposed to toxins and carcinogens used in the fracking process. Whether you live in the facility's “blast zone,” in Tacoma, or anywhere on this planet, this project will affect you. Stand with the Puyallup Tribe, sign our petition and help us protect our home, Mother Earth, from further destruction.    Sign our petition to protect our home and demand that Governor Inslee take action to stop this harmful project. ##     

IN The News

MEDIA ADVISORY -- October 17, 2017 for immediate release

KWEL’HOY, WE DRAW THE LINE TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES  


Attend Public Hearing in Support of Stop Work Request   


The Kwel’Hoy, We Draw the Line! Totem Journey with the Lummi Nation’s House of Tears Carvers celebrates climate victories.  This journey connects us as we work to protect our communities and land from fossil fuel expansions.  Recently at the Tacoma Washington totem pole blessing visit, Sightline senior research associate Tarika Powell spoke powerfully in support of the Puyallup Tribe’s fight against the proposed PSE LNG fracked gas facility. 


If you missed the celebration you can still participate in sharing your voice of support at tonight’s public meeting. Attend this very important public hearing and help us save Tacoma from becoming the sacrifice zone for fossil fuel exports.  


Show up, speak up, and wear Red. 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:15 p.m.  The Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA   


If you can't attend, you can send an email voicing your support for the Puyallup Tribe's Stop Work request on the LNG project to the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@cityoftacoma.org by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17.   


   rederfinetacoma@gmail.com  There is m ore info available at www.redefinetacoma.org         ##      #LNG  #liquid #gas #Tacoma    

MEDIA ADVISORY -- October 5, 2017 for immediate release

LOCAL RESIDENTS STAND UP FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY  

  

Over 1,800 Sign Petition Opposing LNG Facility     

                                      

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 the Puyallup Water Warriors & Redefine Tacoma started this petition. Each time the form is submitted, people from all over the county are sending support for the ‘Stand with the Puyallup Tribe - No LNG Fracked Gas in the Salish Sea’ petition. Currently over 1,800 people have signed it.      

                                       

PUYALLUP WATER WARRIERS AND REDEFINE TACOMA PETITION 


Calls On:  Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State Office of the Attorney General, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10, Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE), Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) 


To Stop:  All construction on the proposed Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Tacoma LNG project and to do everything they can to protect the citizens of Pierce County. Organizations ranging from the Sierra Club to the NAACP have publicly opposed natural gas as an energy source for the future. PSE's proposed LNG facility creates an immediate and unreasonable danger to thousands of Pierce County residents within three (3) miles of the massive storage tank. 


To Revoke:  And then re-evaluate the Clean Water Act (CWA) permit, the WDOE Coastal Zone Management (CZM) concurrence, and the City of Tacoma Shoreline approval. 


To Deny:  Issuance of a PSCAA NOC, pending re-evaluation of the above permits. 


To Conduct: A legal review of the SEPA process for conflict of interest, failure to consult, failure to adequately identify potential impacts of the project, and failure to address all components of the project.  


To Require:  the environmental review process be redone with a new lead agency that is free of conflict of interest.


Nanette Reetz, a Redefine Tacoma volunteer who’s helping to organize the petition said: “Now is the time. We must stand up for Mother Earth and we must fight to protect the Salish Sea. We cannot sit idly by as Puget Sound Energy’s proposed fracked gas project accelerates climate change and devastates our environment.”      


Journalists are invited to learn about the petition at http://bit.ly/2xYeXtc     rederfinetacoma@gmail.com                   

There is more info available at www.redefinetacoma.org              


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It’s Never Too Late to Stop Bad Idea of LNG Plant

BY WILLIAM KUPINSE 

Having vanquished the methanol refinery just one year ago, Tacoma faces another threat from the fossil fuel industry. 

Puyallup Tribes Treaty Right to Fish Threatened by Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Plant

The Puyallup Tribe and environmentalists are united in their opposition to a proposed Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG] plant slated to be built in the Port of Tacoma.  The Tribe states the proposed facility violates their treaty right to fish. 

TACOMA’S PROPOSED LNG PLANT RAISES SAFETY CONCERNS Insufficient safeguards to govern facility.

The multi-purpose nature of the proposed Tacoma facility sets it apart from any established LNG facility in the United States. It would defy numerous safety recommendations by operating at a busy port location and transport LNG in ways that are insufficiently regulated. 

Communities in Action

Protectors of the Salish Sea

There are many threats to the beautiful paradise many of you know as the Puget Sound.   Tribal members know it as the Salish Sea.   

Citizens Forum and Returning Friends

Citizens Forum is a chance for the public to address the Tacoma City Council.   It is held on the second Tuesday of each month.   

Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant

The construction of the Puget Sound Energy LNG facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community. 

Stand with the Puyallup Tribe - No LNG Fracked Gas in the Salish Sea!

We stand with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in their request for your IMMEDIATE ACTION to stop all construction on the proposed Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Tacoma LNG project. 

The Good and Very Bad of Cantwell-backed Energy Bill

The Puyallup tribe has filed a lawsuit against Puget Sound Energy to stop a $275 million LNG facility in Tacoma.  

Protestors spread out across PSE offices

"Stop construction of the LNG plant in Tacoma now. The only bridge that fracked natural gas provides is a bridge to hell on Earth. We are not your dumping ground for dirty fossil fuels," he read