I attended the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) hearing regarding Puget Sound Energy’s proposed gas liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Tacoma.
The main difference between the pro and con sides in the debate is that the pro folks have a personal, vested, financial interest in completing the project. Sadly all the personal financial gain is short term and the consequences of the carbon and methane pollution is long term. While I usually support the union cause, in this case they are on the wrong side. If government does what it should, there will be a “just transition” to a clean energy economy creating many more good jobs.
While listening to the pro folks talk, I couldn’t help but think of the individuals in Brazil lighting fires in the rainforest. Sadly, their line of thinking is probably similar to the pro speakers at the PSCAA hearing.
This LNG fossil fuel infrastructure project needs to STOP because it will damage our environment for at least the next 40 years. Allowing this facility to move forward will set back the development of cleaner alternatives.