Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor for April 12

A brief history of the LNG site on Tacoma’s Tideflats

This video highlights development of Tacoma's liquefied natural gas project on the Tideflats. A draft supplemental environmental impact statement was released Oct. 8. The review of the SEIS was completed on March 29.
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This video highlights development of Tacoma's liquefied natural gas project on the Tideflats. A draft supplemental environmental impact statement was released Oct. 8. The review of the SEIS was completed on March 29.

Support Harlequin

Last night my spouse and I attended the Harlequin Productions function that previewed the upcoming productions for the 2020 season.

As longtime lovers of live theater it was fun to get a taste of the diverse program planned for next season. One of the programs is a stage adaptation of “The Highest Tide” by Olympia author Jim Lynch.

This is an exciting time as Harlequin moves forward under new leadership and builds on the 30-year tradition of excellent live theater in Olympia. Olympia is fortunate to have quality professional theater. You can help support the future of Harlequin by attending performances and contributing as a donor or as a volunteer.

Ken Guza, Olympia

Stop fracked gas

The fossil fuel industry is trying to build massive fracked gas projects in our state, including a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in Tacoma and the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, along the banks of the Columbia.

The process of fracking involves injecting toxic chemicals into the earth, which can leak into the groundwater and contaminate our drinking water and endanger our health. Fracking damages public health, pollutes water, and adds to climate change.

The Liquified Natural Gas facility is being built right next to the Puyallup Tribe reservation in violation of the Medicine Creek Treaty. The proposed methanol refinery in Kalama will increase pollution in a town that has oil and gas trains going through it.

I care very much about decreasing pollution and decreasing the effects of climate change to make earth more livable for present and future generations.

I want to thank Gov. Inslee for protecting us from fossil fuel projects, and urge him to stop the methanol refinery in Kalama and the LNG Facility in Tacoma.

Heather Pens, Olympia
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