Public Comment

Speak up for fairness and enviro-responsibility! Comment on City-Mill Water Lease Progress by July 31, 2021

The City of Port Townsend is developing a new contract to supply water to the Port Townsend Paper Corporation, and seeks your input by July 31, 2021. So far the City has released the first five of eight white papers that explore issues around a potential contract. The process will continue beyond that date, but …

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 …