Tacoma’s long-delayed natural gas plant has a community on edge | Crosscut
Bryan — now a Puyallup Tribal Council member — joined those local activists after learning more, helping to build what’s now become a wider rallying cry against the facility’s development. Tensions rose even more when PSE first issued an environmental impact statement in November 2015 that many stakeholders found lacking. Criticism now comes from many sources, including environmental groups, public officials and residents of the area surrounding the LNG project’s location.
In response to those concerns, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) was asked to create a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS). When the PSCAA released a draft of that statement in October, the community responded in overwhelming fashion.
Although PSCAA Director of Compliance Steve Van Slyke isn’t certain of the exact number, he says his agency received “over 10,000” comments. The PSCAA now has to sort them and respond to the questions they contain. With so many respondents, a final SEIS planned for February has now been delayed until March 29.