ACT: Stop the Fracked Gas Takeover

Bill McKibben is right. Last summer, the co-founder of climate change organization 350.org penned a Rolling Stone article titled How to Tell If Your Reps Are Serious About Climate Change. One way to tell, said McKibben, is if:

“They understand natural gas could be the most dangerous fuel of all.”

Now, the Chinese government is backing a methanol refinery that would use more natural gas than all other industry in Washington combined. Tell Governor Inslee to oppose the world’s largest gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, Washington.

omgThis comment period is a key opportunity to convince Governor Inslee, and state and local officials, to stop the Kalama methanol refinery and the Kalama Lateral pipeline. A state hearings board ordered a new Environmental Impact Statement that fully discloses the refinery’s climate impacts—but without your voice, government officials will try to downplay the project’s emissions.

You stood up to dirty coal and dangerous oil-by-rail with phenomenal success. But the fossil fuel industry aims to derail your cleaner, safer energy future with new proposals for massive natural gas infrastructure—like the Kalama methanol refinery. Natural gas for the Kalama gas-to-methanol refinery would come from fracking, with side effects including contaminated groundwater and severe methane leaks that add to the project’s climate footprint.

If Governor Inslee intends to protect landowners from eminent domain and new gas pipelines, reduce air pollution, and ensure that Washington helps stop climate change, he must oppose the Kalama methanol refinery. Cowlitz County, the Port of Kalama, and the Washington Department of Ecology should also deny the proposal under the authority of the State Environmental Policy Act. Click here to send in your comment today!


 Attend informational meetings to learn more about the critical public comment period we’re in right now on the Kalama methanol refinery!

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  • PORTLAND
    • When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 7 p.m.
    • Where: Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club 1821 SE Ankeny St, Portland, Oregon 97214
    • Kids welcome. Refreshments provided. 
    • RSVP today!

  • KALAMA
    • When: Monday, February 19, 2018, 6–7:30 p.m.
    • Where: Kalama Community Building, 216 Elm Street Kalama, WA
    • Kids welcome. Refreshments provided. 
    • RSVP today!

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