We launched our newest short film, “Act Now: Protect the Columbia from the world’s largest methanol refinery!” calling on Washington Governor Jay Inslee to oppose this project. The risks are high with the world’s largest methanol refinery proposed on the banks of the Columbia River in the small town of Kalama, Washington.
Here’s the video explaining methanol refining and export in 4 minutes for context, with a petition at the end:
We hope you share our concern that building the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery is the wrong direction for our safety, river, climate and private property rights is setting an incredibly dangerous precedent. From a greenhouse gas perspective, this fight is a big deal. The methanol refinery alone would use more natural gas than all industry in Washington combined. Flip it around: if we win this one battle and stop the methanol refinery, we stop the equivalent of doubling industrial natural gas usage in Washington State.