Take Action: Protect Our Climate

Tell the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) to say “No!” to a climate disaster: a proposal for the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington.

Join us in urging the agency to ultimately reject the Kalama refinery.

Quick Facts about Fracked-Gas-to-Methanol Refinery Proposal in Washington State:
  • Current status: October 9, 2019, Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) put a permit decision on hold for a massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.
  • On September 11, 2019, Cowlitz County finished its review of the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. 
  • Project proponents: Northwest Innovation Works, a subsidiary of the Chinese government-controlled Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • This project would consume 320 million cubic feet of fracked gas per day—more than all other industrial uses in the State of Washington combined.
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