Columbia Riverkeeper works with people in dozens of communities—from rural to urban—who share the same goals: Protect the health of their families and the places they love.
Case Study: Kalama Fracked-Gas-to-Methanol Refinery
Columbia Riverkeeper and allies challenged and overturned an important permit for the Kalama methanol refinery in October 2017. The Washington Shorelines Hearings Board ruled that the Port of Kalama violated state law by failing to disclose the project's full greenhouse gas emissions. This win set the important precedent that Washington decisionmakers must look at the full lifecycle climate impacts of fracked gas, not simply what comes out of the smokestack.
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