Puget Sound Energy is currently constructing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in the Port of Tacoma between the Blair and Hylebos waterways on Puyallup Tribal treaty territory without their consent or consultation.
In what appears to be a unique configuration, undoubtedly to burden residential customers with a good portion of the expense, the design calls for it to act as both a peak-shaving facility and marine fuel supply terminal. The facility will include an 8-million gallon storage tank that supplies a nearby dock as well as two tanker truck loading stations. Although construction is underway, PSE must still obtain additional permits in order to complete the facility. If it remains on schedule, it will be in operation by late 2019.
350 Tacoma stands alongside the Puyallup Tribe in opposing the construction of the LNG facility.