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Pacific Northwest leads in fighting fracked gas projects


“Pacific Northwest Fights Fossil Fuel Industry’s Push for Fracked Gas”

As the fossil fuel industry works to turn the Pacific Northwest into a fossil fuel hub, a Thin Green Line stands in its way. Producer Barbara Bernstein’s latest project, “Holding the Thin Green Line,” explores how local communities are fighting the fossil fuel industry’s push for massive fracked gas projects in Washington and Oregon. In part 1, we heard about plans to build the world’s largest methanol refineries in Tacoma and Kalama, Washington. This week we hear part 2, “A View from the Blast Zone,” on the struggle to stop a massive LNG facility that is being built at the Port of Tacoma.

“Since this show wrapped up production, Kristin Ang won a seat on the Port of Tacoma Commission.

“Bernstein’s work was funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Fund for Investigative Journalism and Steven and Jan Marx.

“Special thanks to Columbia Riverkeeper, Power Past Fracked Gas, Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Dan Serres, Claudia Riedener and John Carlton,” by Monika Lopez, Making Contact, via Truthout. Read more

Posted by Steve on December 12, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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