Dear Puget Sound Clean Air Agency,
Puget Sound Energy is willing to sacrifice community health and safety, ratepayer money, and Puyallup Tribal land for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that we do not need.
We know that two thirds of “natural” ” gas is fracked, and that fracking is a dirty and environmentally hazardous extraction process that emits a pollutant called methane. When properly accounting for methane leaks, fracked gas has climate impacts that rival those of coal.
The analysis of life cycle emissions associated with natural gas must assume a 3 percent overall leakage rate of methane from the time gas is fracked to when it reaches its destination. And the climate-disrupting impact of methane must be calculated at 87 times greater than that of carbon dioxide.
Thank you for realizing the original environmental impact statement was inadequate and for conducting this further analysis to help protect public health and safety. Please produce an accurate environmental review that reflects the true hazards fracked gas has on our air and climate.