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From Earth Ministry: Ancestral Waters documents the Puyallup Tribes fight for their treaty rights, their water and their way of life. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is constructing a liquefied natural gas facility on a protected Medicine Cree Treaty territory without the proper permits. http://www.nativedailynetwork.com/anc... Like our FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/NativeDailyN... If you are interested in hosting a screening of Ancestral Waters, please reach out at email@example.com
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has disregarded public process and proceeded to build a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility in Tacoma without fully consulting with the Puyallup Tribe or obtaining proper permits. This is a moral failing and totally unacceptable.
The social justice consequences and ecological risks of this project are egregious – both the Puyallup Tribal Council and Native Water Warriors have raised significant concerns about tribal sovereignty and consultation, safety dangers, Puget Sound water quality, and global climate impacts. We don’t need to be locked in to another dirty and dangerous fossil fuel.
A public comment period on Tacoma LNG was open through September 9. This round is the follow up to the hearings we had last fall on the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency released a preliminary decision to approve their permit. Earth Ministry/WAIPL represented at a public hearing on the final permit for Puget Sound Energy’s fracked gas facility on the Tacoma Tideflats.
It was a powerful day. We followed the Puyallup Tribe in a march to the theatre, which was quickly was filled with people wearing red to show the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency that we want better than another fossil fuel. Person after person shared why the project is not good for their community or the environment.
People of faith were present and vocal about why this project does not align with religious values. Earth Ministry has made a short video with clips of faith leaders testifying.
Copied from WSF Weekly Update, from Amy Scarton, Assistant Secretary, WSDOT/Ferries Division
Greening our fleet is a major priority, and I’m proud to say we took a big step forward this week with the launch our Hybrid-Electric Ferry Build Program! Representatives from our many partners in the maritime industry gathered at Vigor's Seattle Shipyard on Monday to dedicate a sign marking the future construction site of the program.
WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar, Gov. Jay Inslee, Vigor CEO Frank Foti and I kicked off a new era of ferries with a symbolic sign attendees signed in show of support.
Earlier this year, state legislators and the governor authorized a contract extension for Vigor to build up to five 144-car Olympic class hybrid-electric ferries. They also approved funds for the construction of one of those vessels. Design and engineering work is currently underway. Construction is scheduled to start in late 2020, with service scheduled to begin in 2023.
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