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THE BIG VOTE: Close the Loophole to Expand Fossil Fuels
November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
WE CAN ENSURE A FOSSIL FUEL FREE FUTURE FOR TACOMA (#FossilFuelFree253)
Tomorrow is the vote for this round of interim regulations. Enough City Council members made a promise during the Youth Climate Strike that we now know the votes are there to ensure good policy. The loophole that lets new fossil fuel industry build unchecked can be closed. But we need to keep strong. The Port is muddying the water, and we want to speak the truth.
The City of Tacoma, with its partners the Puyallup Tribe and the Port of Tacoma, are working on a Subarea Plan for Tacoma’s Tideflats, which will establish rules for economic development and environmental review (and hopefully permanently bans fossil fuels) in the Port of Tacoma. In November of 2017, Tacoma City Council passed interim regulations pausing new fossil fuel development during the Tideflats Subarea Planning Process.
These interim regulations must be renewed by city council every six months. If you believe Tacoma’s future must be fossil fuel free so we can reduce our city’s carbon footprint in this era of rapid climate change, we need you to speak up at your City Council meeting.