Sightline senior research associate Tarika Powell joined Tom Layson on KBTC‘s Emmy-winning Northwest Now program last week, along with RedLine Tacoma co-founder Claudia Riedener and South Sound resident Bill Kupinse. Together, they take a critical look at the $300 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that is proposed for the Tacoma tide flats and answer frequently asked questions: Why didn’t the public know about Tacoma LNG? How far along is the project? What are the safety concerns and environmental impact? How will it affect the surrounding community?

The panelists also discuss the numerous requests—by Sightline, local scientists, and others—for the city of Tacoma to conduct a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the proposal due to significant project changes that have occurred since the issuance of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

  • Want more? Take a look at Tarika’s research on the proposed LNG plant here and here.

    View the full video here.