Save the Salmon Remove the Dams Call Governor Inslee

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We are so excited to share this compelling video with you.

Time is running out to let Governor Inslee know that we demand expedited removal of the Lower Snake River dams. This is the best way to provide the chinook salmon that the Southern Resident starving orca desperately need.

Take 2 minutes to call his office today: 360-902-4111.

To build momentum for this mandate, Backbone produced three orca murals across the State last weekend – and another one is planned for this Friday at the Capitol.

Thank you to Roni for creatively deploying the mural on San Juan Island, and to Debbie and Art for organizing and facilitating one in Bellingham.

Bill took the orca grid to Spokane; the video at right of the action shows Eastern Washington residents who care about the Salish Sea orca and Snake River chinook salmon. Watch, then call the Governor: 360-902-4111.

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About the film
Renowned photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements – air, earth, fire and water – to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart THE HUMAN ELEMENT tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

Join us Sunday, December 9th 1P-3P

Social Hall of the Wenatchee Community Center,

504 S. Chelan in Wenatchee.


There is NO CHARGE for admission, instead we will have donation jars and make this a fund raiser to stop climate change.
Light snacks will be provided.

May MANY other organizations give us this opportunity!

Fracked gas is threatening our climate, our land, and our water! Act now to protect Washington from this dirty fossil fuel!

Take Action!
Dear Jeanne,

We’ve beat back big coal and big oil time and again. Now, we’re up against fracked gas!

Fossil fuel companies are racing to build the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Southwest Washington. It would pollute as much as 1.2 million cars, require massive fracked gas pipeline expansions, and threaten our salmon and orca with deadly spills. Help us stop this project today!

Protect Washington From Fracked Gas!

We have stopped projects like this before, by showing up to public hearings, speaking out, and submitting public comments!

A critical public comment period is open now on the fracked gas-to-methanol refinery. Tell permitting agencies to protect our safety, our climate and our health by stopping this project!

 Submit your comment today!

With love and solidarity,

Cecile Gernez
Organizer | Sierra Club Washington State Chapter

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     Draft Supplemental EIS for Proposed Kalama Methanol Plant Released
Public hearing on December 13, 2018

The Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County have released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) for Northwest Innovation Works, LLC’s proposed natural gas to methanol production plant and storage facility.
The DSEIS includes a quantitative analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the proposed project on a life-cycle basis.
The DSEIS is available for viewing and downloading at:

Copies of the document are also available for review at the Port of Kalama, Cowlitz County Department of Building & Planning, and local libraries.
Public comments on the DSEIS will be accepted for 45 days beginning November 13, 2018 and continuing to 5 p.m. on December 28, 2018. Methods for commenting are provided in the DSEIS document.

DSEIS Public Hearing
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., December 13, 2018
Cowlitz County Event Center, 1900 7th Avenue,
Longview, Washington 98632

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The battle is on – again!


Independent, Third-Party Analysis Finds:
Kalama Methanol Plant Results in
Net Reduction in Global GHG Emissions.
NWIW also commits to offset 100% of the plant’s associated GHG emissions within Washington, including those beyond direct operations.
Today an independent, third-party report was released by the Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with methanol production at Northwest Innovation Works’ proposed Kalama Facility. The two major findings of that report are the following:
The Kalama Methanol Plant Results in Dramatic Net Reductions in Global GHG Emissions.
Building the Kalama methanol plant will result in a dramatic net reduction in global GHG emissions — the equivalent of taking 2.2 million cars off the road.
NWIW has committed to mitigate 100% of the plant’s associated GHG emissions within Washington, including those beyond direct operations.
The pledge is unprecedented. It represents a removal of up to 970,000 metric tonnes of GHG emissions annually. The cumulative mitigation NWIW will achieve is roughly equivalent to the amount of carbon stored by 2,742,000 Douglas fir trees over their first 100 years of life.
Creating Jobs. Investing in Community. Confronting Climate Change.
What’s Next?
The Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County announced today the beginning of a 45 day window for public comment of the SEIS report.