Posts Tagged ‘methanol’

How to block world’s largest methanol refinery? Join us 5/30 »

May 24th, 2017: Ecology will soon rule on a key permit for the world’s largest methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, Washington. Don’t miss your chance to tell Ecology to block this climate-wrecking project! Join the rally at Ecology’s office in Vancouver, WA office on May 30, 2017, at 11 a.m.



State Asks for More Information on Methanol »

April 20th, 2017: Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is taking a closer look at the Kalama Methanol Refinery proposal’s impacts on the Columbia River and Washington’s climate. A letter from Ecology to Cowlitz County on April 18, 2017, explained that the methanol refinery’s Shorelines permit contained outdate and incomplete information.



Coalition of State and Regional Groups Oppose Methanol »

April 6th, 2017: Today, April 6, 2017, a coalition of environmental and public health groups called on Democratic leaders in the Washington House of Representatives to ensure that Washington transportation dollars cannot be used to build portions of the world’s largest methanol refinery and export terminal proposed in Kalama, Washington. The methanol facility is proposed by a company called Northwest Innovation Works LLC (NWIW), which is controlled by the Chinese government.



Explained: Climate Impacts from the World’s Largest Methanol Refinery »

March 21st, 2017: [ April 18, 2017; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] A presentation by Sightline Institute’s Tarika Powell on climate, fracking, and the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in the nearby town of Kalama, Washington, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 7:00-8:30 pm at Central Lutheran Church in Portland, OR.



Groups Call on Ecology to Protect the Columbia River »

February 27th, 2017: Local and national groups are calling on the Washington Department of Ecology to protect the Columbia River and our climate by overturning Cowlitz County’s approval of the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. The groups urge Ecology to consider the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the world’s largest methanol refinery. Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity expect to appeal if Ecology ignores critical concerns like climate change.



Kalama Methanol Refinery public hearing 1/23 »

January 12th, 2017: [ January 23, 2017; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Public hearing to determine if building the world’s largest methanol refinery is a good fit for the Columbia River (aka “the Shorelines Substantial Development permit”)



Groups Challenge Environmental Review of Kalama Methanol Refinery »

October 20th, 2016: “The Kalama methanol refinery would consume a staggering amount of fracked gas—more than all of Washington’s homes, industrial consumers, and gas-fired power plants. But Port of Kalama’s review ignores significant public health and environmental risks from the refinery. People across the Northwest are digging in their heels to combat climate change. This project flies in the face of that hard work.” -Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Senior Organizer, Columbia Riverkeeper.



Methanol refining and export forum – Longview, Vancouver, Woodland »

October 19th, 2016: [ November 17, 2016; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join Columbia Riverkeeper and policy expert Eric de Place of the Sightline Institute for a thought-provoking presentation to debunk myths on Northwest Innovation Works’ stunning proposal to site the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery on the Columbia.



Methanol refining and export forum – Longview, Vancouver, Woodland »

October 19th, 2016: [ November 15, 2016; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join Columbia Riverkeeper and policy expert Eric de Place of the Sightline Institute for a thought-provoking presentation to debunk myths on Northwest Innovation Works’ stunning proposal to site the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery on the Columbia.



Methanol refining and export forum – Longview, Vancouver, Woodland »

October 19th, 2016: [ November 14, 2016; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join Columbia Riverkeeper and policy expert Eric de Place of the Sightline Institute for a thought-provoking presentation to debunk myths on Northwest Innovation Works’ stunning proposal to site the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery on the Columbia.