Puyallup Tribal Council calls for direct consultation with Clean Air Agency on Tacoma LNG plant

TACOMA, Wash.— The Tribal Council of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians today called for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to engage in direct consultation on the Tacoma liquified natural gas facility, which is being built on Puyallup homelands.

In a letter to the PSCAA’s board of directors, the Council wrote, “Contrary to PSCAA’s published findings, the LNG project is hazardous for the local community, harmful to the Salish Sea, and damaging to the global climate. More troubling, however, is PSCAA’s process, particularly its failure to consult with the Puyallup Tribe.”

The complete letter follows.

Members of the Board of Directors of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency,

We, the Tribal Council of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, write to request a meeting with you concerning the proposed Tacoma LNG facility. The project is sited on our homeland in an area that is governed by our treaty rights. It is a place we have inhabited since time immemorial. As you are no doubt aware, the Puyallup Tribe is gravely concerned about LNG development here, and we are especially concerned by the process undertaken by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to review and permit the facility.

PSCAA is delegated its authority from the U.S. Clean Air Act and from Washington State’s authority under that Act. The obligation to consult with the Tribe held by both the federal government and the State of Washington is therefore also delegated to PSCAA, yet the agency has failed to conduct meaningful consultation with the Tribe. At no time during PSCAA’s recent environmental review of the project did the agency’s leadership or staff engage in any direct consultation with the Tribe, which the agency is legally required to do. And, as far as we are aware, PSCAA has no plans to consult with the Tribe during the current final stage of permit review.

For years now, the Tribe has raised objections about consultation repeatedly in public gatherings, media stories, and Tribal communications. The Tacoma Human Rights Commission has called forcefully for local government agencies to engage in direct consultation with the Tribe on this project, so we are especially disappointed that PSCAA has ignored its obligations.

The Tribe appreciates PSCAA’s important role in safeguarding clean air in the central Puget Sound region. Yet we believe that your agency’s environmental review of the project is badly flawed and functionally ignored expert critique from the Tribe and other stakeholders during the public comment period. Contrary to PSCAA’s published findings, the LNG project is hazardous for the local community, harmful to the Salish Sea, and damaging to the global climate.

More troubling, however, is PSCAA’s process, particularly its failure to consult with the Puyallup Tribe. Today, we ask the Clean Air Agency to honor its legal obligations. We ask you to meet directly with our Tribal Council so that we may have an opportunity to make ourselves heard.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Respectfully,

Tribal Council
Puyallup Tribe of Indians

About the Puyallup Tribe of Indians

The Puyallup People have lived along the shores of what is now called Puget Sound for thousands of years. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is a sovereign nation of more than 5,000 members and one of the largest employers in Pierce County. It serves its people and neighbors with generosity and is committed to building a sustainable way of life for future generations. Learn more about the Puyallup Tribe.

About the Puyallup Tribal Council

The Puyallup Tribal Council is the elected governing body of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. The council consists of Chairman David Z. Bean, Vice Chairman Bill Sterud, Sylvia Miller, Annette Bryan, Tim Reynon, James Rideout and Anna Bean.

Contact:
Michael Thompson
Communications Director, Puyallup Tribe of Indians
(253) 382-6200
Michael.Thompson@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov

Posted on: September 4, 2019

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Enbridge Reaches Agreement with Shippers to Place the Line 3 Replacement Pipeline into Service in Canada

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Enbridge Line 3 replacement work near Morden Manitoba, November 7, 2018. Photo: Red Power Media.
  • Enbridge reaches agreement with shippers to place the Canadian portion of the Line 3 replacement pipeline into service by the end of 2019.

CALGARYAug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ – Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) (Enbridge or the Company) today announced that it has reached a commercial agreement with shippers to place the Canadian portion of the Line 3 replacement pipeline into service by the end of this year. This agreement reflects the importance of this safety-driven maintenance project to protecting our environment and ensuring the continued safe and reliable operation of the pipeline well into the future.

Enbridge will be filing a tariff with the Canada Energy Regulator for a temporary surcharge with a proposed effective date of December 1, 2019. This tariff will be superseded by the full negotiated Line 3 tariff upon completion of the U.S. segment of the pipeline.

Forward-Looking Information

Forward-looking information, or forward-looking statements, have been included or incorporated by reference in this news release to provide information about Enbridge Inc. (“Enbridge” or the “Company”) and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including management’s assessment of Enbridge and its subsidiaries’ and affiliates’ future plans and operations. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as ”anticipate”, ”expect”, ”project”, ”estimate”, ”forecast”, ”plan”, ”intend”, ”target”, ”believe”, “likely” and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information or statements included or incorporated by reference in this document include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Canadian portion of the Line 3 replacement pipeline (“L3R”), including the benefits and timing thereof, the expected in-service date and the application for and receipt of applicable governmental, regulatory and other approvals.

Although Enbridge believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the information available on the date such statements are made and processes used to prepare the information, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and readers are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. By their nature, these statements involve a variety of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Assumptions regarding the expected supply of and demand for crude oil, natural gas, NGL and renewable energy, and the prices of these commodities, are material to and underlie all forward-looking statements, as they may impact current and future levels of demand for the Company’s services. Similarly, exchange rates, inflation and interest rates impact the economies and business environments in which the Company operates and may impact levels of demand for the Company’s services and cost of inputs, and are therefore inherent in all forward-looking statements. Due to the interdependencies and correlation of these macroeconomic factors, the impact of any one assumption on a forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty. The most relevant assumptions associated with forward-looking statements with respect to projects such as L3R, including estimated completion and in service dates, include the following: the impact of customer, government, regulatory and court approvals on construction and in-service schedules and cost recovery regimes; the availability and price of labour and construction materials; the effects of inflation and foreign exchange rates on labour and material costs; the effects of interest rates on borrowing costs; and the impact of weather.

Enbridge’s forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to those risks and uncertainties discussed in this news release and in the Company’s other filings with Canadian and United Statessecurities regulators. The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as these are interdependent and Enbridge’s future course of action depends on management’s assessment of all information available at the relevant time. Except to the extent required by applicable law, Enbridge assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made in this news release or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to Enbridge or persons acting on the Company’s behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

About Enbridge Inc.

Enbridge Inc. is a leading North American energy infrastructure company. We safely and reliably deliver the energy people need and want to fuel quality of life. Our core businesses include Liquids Pipelines, which transports approximately 25 percent of the crude oil produced in North America; Gas Transmission and Midstream, which transports approximately 20 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S.; and Utilities and Power Operations, which serves approximately 3.7 million retail customers in OntarioQuebec and New Brunswick, and generates approximately 1,600 MW of net renewable power in North America and Europe. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com

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