Protesters opposed to a liquefied natural gas facility under construction in Tacoma have built a small Native American longhouse replica blocking the entrance to Puget Sound Energy's corporate headquarters in Bellevue. The protesters say that PSE has moved ahead with construction of the 8-million-gallon gas storage facility before receiving a key permit from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
The activists say that they, too, have requested a permit for their longhouse and are awaiting approval from the Bellevue Planning Department. “PSE hasn’t gotten its permits, and they’re continuing to build, so we figured we could do the same,” says protester Stacy Oaks.
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