Proctor District Taxes Missing but More City Support Services Necessary

City of Tacoma General Government will soon be required to provide more services—Police, Fire, Medical response, building inspection, fire inspection, complaint responses—to more new people living within the Proctor District; however, Taxes are deferred for these immediate and ongoing expenses; therefore, this is not fair to surrounding residential property owners that are not offered any […]

Industry: Chemicals: Community Knows What When?

Communities have potential hazards, people must know in my community, Tacoma Wash., under review is a methane-to-methanol industrial plant proposed to be constructed here then operated and it will become the biggest methane-to-methanol operating plant in the world once built and processing methane (natural gas). Likewise, I have an interest in the potential people hazards […]

Environmental process: policy created rule

The U.S. Environmental Policy First Even though, we have had rules how the U.S. Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) is applied today; but there exists the background policy that first created U.S. environmental oversight; let’s not forget what was intended by the early policy writers. See generally, John E. Sherman, First, Environmental Policy then Rules Aligned […]

How EIA for SEPA or NEPA works

Let’s review, community public comments, the process The review process for methane-to-methanol, Port of Tacoma proposed industrial plant, as Tacoma solicits environmental comments for government review and just how this works? Let’s take a look at the environmental comments coordinator—Tacoma: NW Innovation Works: What Permits Will Be Required for a Plant at Tacoma, Washington?, (Accessed […]

Let’s review our right to know -v- methanol

Community Right-to-Know sounds logical On the other hand, does anybody really want the community (people, stakeholders) to understand what hazards are potential within their communities? See, Sherman, John, Tacoma People Have Access Rights: Read the Planning Plans: How to Mitigate Community Industrial Accidents, (Jan. 17, 2016) (WordPress pdf file t20160117b) online at https://johnesherman.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/t20160117b.pdf (visited Jan. […]

Tacoma, can we drink the methanol effluent water?

A simple question deserves a simple answer Proposed is a lot of cubic feet per seconds of potable water feeding the methane to methanol conversion process to make the process work. So, what is wrong with the water that is expelled (effluent water) from this conversion process after it does its processing conversion job? Is […]