Today OPB broke a huge story about the Northwest Innovation Works proposal to build the world’s largest gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.
Bombshell Report: Methanol Developer Lied About Purpose of Project
Today, OPB broke a huge story about Northwest Innovation Works’ (NWIW) proposal to build the world’s largest gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA. Documents obtained by Columbia Riverkeeper demonstrate that NWIW mislead regulators and the public about the purpose of the methanol project.
NWIW repeatedly claimed that methanol produced at the facility would only be used as a feedstock for plastics. But in a 2018 PowerPoint presentation to potential investors, NWIW clearly indicates that Kalama’s methanol would primarily be burned as fuel in China’s cars, trucks, buses, ships, and factories. Burning methanol for fuel is bad for our climate. NWIW’s bait-and switch undermines the self-serving supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that NWIW released in late 2018.
Given NWIW’s deception, and because the methanol refinery would likely cause a significant increase in greenhouse gas pollution, we call on Governor Inslee to publicly oppose the Kalama methanol refinery.
Join us in urging Governor Inslee and the Washington Department of Ecology in rejecting the Kalama methanol project. Call Governor Inslee at 360-902-4111 during business hours and urge him to oppose the Kalama methanol project.
Tell Governor Inslee and the Washington Department of Ecology to say “No!” to a climate disaster: a proposal for the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington.
Commit to taking three actions this spring to stop this climate disaster:
- Call Governor Inslee Today!
Dial during business hours (360-902-4111) and tell the governor to do the right thing and oppose the Kalama fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery.
- Attend a Hearing.
Cowlitz County and the Port of Kalama will hold critical public hearings on the Kalama refinery this spring or summer. Subscribe to Riverkeeper’s email list or social media channels for updates.
- Share this petition with Five Friends and Share on Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
We’ll deliver another wave of petitions to Governor Inslee and the Washington Department of Ecology this summer. Share Riverkeeper’s petitions with five friends and help build the movement for our climate and river. Visit columbiariverkeeper.org/take-action.
No Methanol Land and Water Action Community Camp-Out: May 18, 2019, in Kalama, WA.