The state is required to issue an environmental impact statement—the definitive study on a project's benefits and ramifications—on the deep-bore tunnel before construction can official begin.

But the state wasn't planning to issue a draft for public comment until next month, after the city council voted to give the state permission to proceed with the project. That seems wrong. Seattle should know what's in that document before it commits to a project with big risks and rickety financing.

So I requested a copy of it a few weeks ago under the state's open-record law. I got an email estimating that "the records that you have requested will be ready for your review by close of business Wednesday, July 21st."

I'll post the impact statement on Slog as soon as I get it.