Hi Jeanne,

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) just released a new draft analysis showing that the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery would be a major climate polluter.

Ecology’s new Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluates the proposed Kalama methanol refinery, which would use a staggering amount of fracked gas—more than all of Washington’s gas-fired power plants, combined. Unsurprisingly, the project would quickly become one of Washington’s most significant sources of dangerous, climate-changing pollution.

Unfortunately, Ecology’s study also relies on speculative mitigation and unenforceable market analysis to prop up this dirty, climate-wrecking proposal.

Join us and urge Ecology to deny this project and to reject false claims from Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW), the refinery’s backer.

Please make a plan to join us for one of Ecology’s virtual hearings on the project. These hearings are an important opportunity to make our voices heard before Ecology makes a major decision about the future of Kalama and our region.

Public hearing times:

Kalama deserves better, and our region deserves investments in clean, renewable energy. Together we can protect Kalama and our climate from a reckless fracked gas proposal.


Kate Murphy, Community Organizer
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