Public Comment

6/25/2019 Ecology hearing re PTPC 50-100pct pulping increase

Public hearing: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:30pm at Fort Worden Commons Link to Ecology’s webpage for more information on this project. We learned late Monday that Ecology will indeed hold a public meeting for live q&a and public comments on Port Townsend Paper’s newest project. Port Townsend Paper’s pulper expansion will allow them to increase their …

Comment by Dec 20, 2018 on Ecology’s proposal to close the “SSM Loophole”

Submit your comments by December 20, 2018 to WA Dept of Ecology on their proposed changes to the state’s “Startup-Shutdown-Malfunction” Exemption. The SSM Exemption has been a huge loophole allowing companies like Port Townsend Paper to avoid pollution penalties by attributing excess pollution to “oops” in their operations. In September 2008, the Sierra Club successfully …