“The bottom-line question: What level of industry will people tolerate on the Tideflats – not just on the 125 acres in question for this controversial project, but on the many hundreds of other acres available in Tacoma’s long-established industrial zone?” – Matt Driscoll
Save Our Water, has been approved as the official ballot title, as early as March 2
the group can begin collecting the 3160 signatures needed to bring the
initiative to the voters on the General Elections Ballot.
The initiative would require voters approval for any company to use
more than one million gallons a day.
“There is an online petition circulating regarding stopping the
methanol refinery in the planning stage for the Port of Tacoma –
however, signing that initiative will not count towards this official
People’s Initiative to the City of Tacoma. If you have signed the
online petition you will want to sign this legally binding one that
will place the issue before all of Tacoma voters on Nov. 8, 2016.”
For more information contact Michael Lafreniere (253) 228-0925
Opinion: Tacoma resident supports the potential jobs created by
welcoming the methanol refinery.
Methanol refinery discussion continues at the University of Washington Tacoma. The Center for Urban Waters, aims to build a common understanding by informing and educating the public about the technical and scientific components associated with the proposal in a four-part discussion series
The proposed plan by Northwest Innovation Works “will convert natural gas delivered to the site by underground pipe into methanol. From there, the colorless, flammable liquid will travel in a tanker ship across the Pacific Ocean to a plant in China.”