Puyallup tribe asks court to halt permits for Tacoma gas plant

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians wants permits issued for a liquified natural gas plant on the Tacoma Tideflats to be yanked, saying the environmental plan for the $275 million facility on the Hylebos Waterway is deficient. The tribe is worried that contaminated soils will be exposed by a proposed barge facility on the Hylebos, hurting fishing stocks and possibly impacting tribal marinas across the waterway from the plant, according to the lawsuit, which was filed on the tribe’s behalf by attorney Lisa A. Brautigam.

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