Sign waving is definitely one of the easiest ways to raise awareness. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and local activists are out informing people about the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) plant being built at the Port of Tacoma. RedLine Tacoma have been staunch campaigners against all fossil fuel expansion in the local area. They also have taken the position as allies and supporters of local indigenous issues.
Redline came tonight to stand alongside Puyallup tribal members, with signs ready and leaflets to hand out to curious drivers.
Sign of the Time Bomb
It’s surprising, to many that are involved that so many people are simply unaware of the potential dangers facing them. Puget Sound Energy is building an 8 million gallon fracked gas facility on the Port of Tacoma. This facility will pipe in fracked gas from British Colombia and Colorado, refine it and then super freeze it to -260° F. The facility has many potential dangers to locals with the most obvious that it has a potential explosive force of 166 Kilotons of TNT. To put that into context, the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima had the explosive power of 15 kilotons of TNT.
As important are the various violations of the Medicine Creek Treaty and the Puyallup Tribes land claim settlement with the Port and City of Tacoma. We understand various aspect of this is currently in litigation.