Tacoma Natural Gas Plant Faces Delay for Extra Scrutiny

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will hire a consultant to do an additional review on greenhouse-gas emissions related to a proposed liquefied natural gas plant in Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports the agency announced the plan to do a supplemental environmental impact statement Wednesday.

The study would need to be finished before builder Puget Sound Energy could get a required air permit for the project.

Results of the study also could potentially change the outcome of the permit application.

Clean air agency compliance director Steve Van Slyke says they’re looking for a quantitative analysis of the greenhouse-gas emission effect downstream of the plant and upstream of the plant.

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