Prayers, unity, and a small victory!

Puyallup Water Warriers & Redefine Tacoma

JAN 26, 2018 — On Tuesday, January 23, Northwest Tribes gathered at the Washington State Capitol for American Indian Lobby Day. A Puyallup Tribal elder prayed over your signatures and messages before they were delivered to Governor Inslee’s office.

Afterwards we gathered in the Rotunda for ceremony, drumming, and prayer. Standing Rock Rosebud Camp elders honored the Water Warriors with the gift of a Mni Wiconi tipi from Standing Rock. It was a powerful and beautiful day.
On Wednesday the 24th we awoke to wonderful news. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) ordered a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to be prepared before they will review PSE’s permit for the proposed PSE LNG facility. The SEIS will analyze the project’s impact on air quality and greenhouse gases (GHG).

The SEIS has to address emission impacts upstream and downstream of the facility throughout the entire fuel life cycle. This includes GHG impacts from fracking for the gas that will feed the facility, leaks along the pipeline, emissions and flares at the facility, leaks during fueling and transport, and finally emissions from burning. The Puyallup Tribe issued a press release repeating their request for an immediate Stop Work Order on the LNG facility. Go to Stand with the Puyallup Tribe at Change.org to see the petition.

 

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