Puget Sound Energy currently has plans to build a liquid natural gas, or LNG, facility at the Port of Tacoma. The facility would use the LNG for area gas utility customers and to fuel commercial vessels at the Port of Tacoma. If given the green light for the project, the $310 million facility would be completed in late 2019. Despite the assurances PSE has given residents of Tacoma, many have concerns about the plant's impact on the environment and how safe the plant will be.
On November 21st, 2016, members of Redline Tacoma rallied outside of an informational forum that PSE held regarding the proposed facility. Redline Tacoma previously organized a grassroots campaign to stop the construction of a methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma and has now shifted its efforts to stopping the LNG facility.
We will hear voices from the rally including Don March representing the Coalition of Eastside Neighborhoods for Sensible Energy, James Rideout of the Justice for Jackie Campaign and the Puyallup Tribe, Claudia Riedener of Redline Tacoma, and a child named Olivia, speak out against the LNG facility. Inside the event, a group gathered to express their opposition to the facility. From that action, we will hear Sarah Jane Mortken and Marilyn Kimmerling.