Archive of: Environment

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Mt. Rainier image on forever stamp

Mt. Rainier image on forever stamp

One of the country's first national parks -- Mt. Rainier -- is captured on a new postal stamp that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the park system.

April 2016

Port will still get $1.4 million+

Backers of the now-dead methanol production facility at Tacoma's port will be making a large payment to the Port this month to end the lease.

April 2016

Tacoma methanol plant abandoned

Citing expansive regulatory controls and inadequate time, the Chinese-back company that had proposed a massive methanol plant at Port of Tacoma has ended its lease option on the property.

April 2016
South Sound showcased at facilities expo

South Sound showcased at facilities expo

More than 350 South Sound facilities and physical plant managers visited ax Expo aimed right to their responsibilities yesterday and today.

April 2016

Tacoma takes closer look at plastic bag ban

The City of Tacoma is considering an ordinance that would ban plastic bags outright and put a fee of at least five cents on paper bags.

March 2016

Metro Parks to seek new leader

Tacoma's nationally accredited park system, Metro Parks Tacoma, will be looking for a new leader over the next six months, after a retirement announcement from Jack Wilson.

March 2016

Study hopes to measure pollution under UWT

According to the department, a legacy of industrial use left several plumes of groundwater contamination under the campus.

March 2016

Two chances to learn more about methanol plant

This Thursday presents two options for learning more about Northwest Innovation Works proposed methanol plant, which was paused late last week.

February 2016

Tacoma methanol plant on hold

Responding to widespread community criticism of its plans, the proponent of a huge methanol plant in the Port of Tacoma has asked the City to "pause" its environmental review process for several months.

February 2016

Environmental group reneges support for methanol refinery

That support, which was stated by the organization’s former executive director in May of 2014, was made without consulting the Board.

February 2016
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