Water Warriors, Puyallup Tribe & Tacoma Residents Seek To Pass Resolution Opposing Fracked Gas Plant

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Water Warriors, Puyallup Tribe and Tacoma residents seek to pass a resolution through the Seattle city council to instruct the Mayor of Seattle to reject a permit for a Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG] plant.

We live in a time when rivers run dry. We live in a time when climate crisis is upon us and we must put a stop to facilities like this and get our dependence away from fossil fuels. We must make a stand for future generations. We must make a stand for the salmon. We must make a stand for the water. A threat to Tacoma is a threat to Seattle, we both live on the Salish Sea.” ~Dakota Case (Puyallup)

Seattle, WA – On January 29th, 2018 members of the Puyallup Tribe, water warriors, environmentalists and Tacoma residents will go before the Seattle city council to push for the passage of a resolution that expresses the city’s opposition to a massive 8-million gallon liquefied natural plant [LNG] from being constructed on Puyallup Tribal lands in the city of Tacoma.

Further, the resolution calls on Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who sits on the board of directors for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA), to reject Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) application for the new facility.

What: Rally and Pack Seattle City Hall for NoLNG resolution
Where: Seattle City Hall 600 4th Ave Seattle, WA
When: 1 PM rally, 2 PM council meeting starts

Currently, Puget Sound Energy, the company building the plant, has been building a massive fracked gas storage facility at the Port of Tacoma without obtaining all of its permits for construction and have not engaged in consultation, nor received consent, from the Puyallup Tribe whose lands the facility is being built upon.

PSE, who is owned by Canadian and Australian investors, wants to build a 140 foot, 8 million gallon LNG storage tank with production capability of 500,000 gallons LNG per day. LNG is fracked natural gas in a liquid state. To reach the liquid state, the fracked gas is cooled to -260 degrees Fahrenheit (°F).

The fracked gas LNG plant has been subject to intense protest for the past year and a half. Activists have staged numerous direct actions, blockades of the construction site and most recently holding a three day occupation at the Washington State capital during the start of the legislative session.  It is opposed by the Puyallup Tribe.

The resolution, sponsored by council-member Kshama Sawant, also states its opposition to the facility due to its potential impacts on climate change.  Sawant states, “Ultimately if we are to take the science of climate change into account, then we’re not going to be able to rely on profit-driven corporations.” 

For more information go to the Rally and Pack Seattle City Hall for NoLNG resolution event page here