Information Meeting and Discussion about Global Partners 7/11 6 p.m. in St. Helens, Oregon.
Global Partners is at it again. The company wants the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to approve an air pollution permit renewal. Global claims the permit only covers ethanol production. DEQ plans to hold a public hearing about the draft permit on July 24 in Clatskanie.
Is Global teeing up another bait-and-switch? In 2012, the company converted the ethanol refinery and shipping terminal at Port Westward to an oil-by-rail terminal. Global shipped oil for three years. In late 2018, the company persuaded the Port of Columbia County to allow it to handle trains full of heavy crude oil. Now, Global may be seeking to expand its capacity to store crude oil at Port Westward under the guise of restarting ethanol production. Columbia Riverkeeper has been digging into Global’s plans.
Many of you joined Riverkeeper in opposing Global’s efforts to transport oil. And your voices were critical in exposing the oil company’s plans. We don’t want Global to pull another bait-and-switch. We hope to see you on July 11! Please invite your friends and neighbors in Columbia County and help spread the word on social media.