MEDIA ADVISORY December 11, 2017 for immediate release
Show Up December 12, 5 pm, 747 Market Street, Tacoma
Tacoma Keep Your Voice. Tell City Council Officials To Improve Not Remove Citizens Forum.
Since 1993, the public has had an opportunity to address the Tacoma City Council once per month during “Citizens’ Forum” where remarks could be directed to the council in the nature of advice, suggestions, complaints, information, and/or constructive criticism. This forum has provided an effective platform for people to speak before the entire body on any topic. It also allows people to watch live video online during the meeting and later on TV Tacoma.
The current mayor and council are evaluating the removal of this meeting and limiting citizen speech. Tacoma council elected officials are considering a resolution that would cancel Citizens’ Forum and replace it with an unknown and untested model that would reduce the number of meetings while also restrict the number of Council Members that would be present.
We cannot let them limit engagement. Take action! Attend the public forum this Tuesday, December 12th at 5pm at 747 Market St, Tacoma.
Redefine Tacoma opposes the resolution to suspend Citizens’ Forum. We need to ensure the public has a voice in the City’s decisions.
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. ##
MEDIA ADVISORY December 17, 2017 for immediate release
Say #NOLNG253 -- Honor the Puyallup Tribes Stop Work Order
Join the Peaceful Action. Show Officials We Care About Clean Water, Air, Environmental Pollution
December 18, at 6:00 am, Port of Tacoma
Over 43,000 people have signed a petition opposing the LNG facility. Don't let pollution compromise our children's future. We are calling on Governor Jay Inslee, the State Attorney General, and all permitting agencies to honor the Puyallup Tribe’s stop work request and intervene on the project’s permit and treaty violations.
As the building continues on the Puget Sound Energy gas plant – citizens are putting their bodies on the line to stop construction on the massive 8 million-gallon fracked gas LNG tank.
Take action! Join us tomorrow morning, as thousands of #NOLNG253 water protectors from all over the northwest will gather for a peaceful action at the gates of the fracked gas construction site.
For additional information on how to get involved with a mobile device just send the text nolng253 to 67076. You can also visit the event page. https://www.facebook.com/nolngtacoma/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17.
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.”
There is more info available at www.redefinetacoma.org
BY WILLIAM KUPINSE
Having vanquished the methanol refinery just one year ago, Tacoma faces another threat from the fossil fuel industry.
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.
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.
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 is a chance for the public to address the Tacoma City Council. It is held on the second Tuesday of each month.
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.
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.
"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