EFSEC declines to review Kalama Methanol Refinery

IMG_1826This summer, we asked Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) to review the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama. Our petition explained why the largest proposed methanol refinery in the world deserves a thorough review by the state of Washington. EFSEC denied our request and declined to evaluate the methanol refinery.

The proposed methanol refinery would consume one third as much natural gas as is currently used in all of Washington and could lead to the construction of a massive new gas supply pipeline into the Northwest. The project has clear statewide implications and should be reviewed by EFSEC.

Thank you for your continued support in fighting the Kalama methanol refinery. Together, we will show the State of Washington, the Port of Kalama, and the China-backed methanol company that Cowlitz County is not a fossil fuel export zone.

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  1. Laura Bauer says:

    SO disappointed! DO we have other legal recourse to delay or stop this horrible plan? Write the governor! Write your senator and every one of the commissioners for the county and the port. This is the wrong industry for Cowlitz County. We need clean industry that does not pollute our air and threaten our rivers! Cowlitz county still has not cleaned up from the last industrial polluter who left town and a toxic waste cleanup in their wake. We deserve better!