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Even as Washington begins a transition to 100% clean electricity, Puget Sound Energy continues its plans for an 8-million-gallon fracked gas facility on the Tacoma Tideflats. Despite opposition from the Puyallup Tribe, over 80 community organizations, and Governor Inslee, PSE has moved forward with this project without a permit from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA).

This week, PSCAA announced their plan to issue the final permit required for PSE’s proposal, ignoring the latest science on fracked gas. This unacceptable decision disregards the climate, health, and safety impacts of this proposed fracked gas facility.

On August 27th, PSCAA will accept comments from the public at a hearing. This is the last opportunity we have to urge the agency to reject the permit for PSE’s dangerous project.

Here are the details for the day:

March and Rally, 11am-1pm
Don Pugnetti Park, 2085 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
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The Puyallup Tribe is leading a one mile march to the Rialto for a pre-hearing rally. Sandwiches will be generously provided by the Water Warriors. You can park or take transit to the Tacoma Dome Station and take the free “TLink” light rail to the Union Station stop. After the hearing, return from the Theater District stop before the last train at 10:10.

Public Hearing, 2-5pm and 6:30-10pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S 9th St, Tacoma, WA
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Wear red!

1:30 Rialto opens for testimony sign up
2:00-5:00 Public Comment
5:00-6:30 Break and Ancestral Waters screening at Urban Grace Church
6:00 Rialto re-opens and new arrivals can sign up
6:30-10:00 Public Comment

Please stop by even if you don’t plan to testify, every person in the room helps!

Ancestral Waters Documentary Screening, 5-6pm
Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St, Tacoma, WA
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During the hearing break, head across the street to watch this powerful film that chronicles the Puyallup Tribe and Water Warriors’ movement to halt the LNG facility. The Power Past Fracked Gas coalition will be providing both vegan and traditional pizza.

Thank you for putting your faith into action to keep us on the path to clean energy. We hope to see you tomorrow! If you can’t make it please submit an online comment and share within your faith community.