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Public Hearing: Tideflats Interim Regulations
October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Public hearing on a proposed 6-month extension of the Tideflats Interim Regulations.
This area is occupied by numerous polluting industries and fossil fuel operations, including U.S. Oil, WestRock, and the proposed Puget Sound Energy LNG refinery. Under the Interim Regulations, these existing businesses can file for unlimited expansions — several already have — at a time when other jurisdictions are taking the climate crisis seriously and enacting moratoriums.
These Interim Regulations are in place while a permanent Subarea Plan is created over the next 3-10 years. The decision to allow industries to invest in expansions will have impacts for decades, and will thus thwart the intended ability of the Subarea Plan Stakeholder Advisory Group, which includes several city governments and the sovereign Puyallup Tribe of Indians, to make these important land-use decisions.
We need YOU because the Mayor and City Council in Tacoma aren’t listening to local community outcry – we must show them that all of us along the Salish Sea, are watching, and holding them accountable. These same elected officials made promises to youth in Tacoma at climate strike, but their previous decisions regarding Interim Regulations are in stark opposition to their promises.
Please come and speak from the heart about why we have to stop letting these businesses expand or just show up and wear red in solidarity!
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