WOODLAND — Woodland Mayor Will Finn on Friday called a decision to invalidate permits for a $1.8 billion methanol plant proposed for the Port of Kalama “extremely disappointing.”
“As mayor of the city of Woodland I recognize the need for process and due diligence when collaborating with developers, large and small,” he said in a statement. “Economic stability and employment is something that is desperately needed in our region. The decision by the Shoreline Hearing Board … is extremely disappointing.”
The six-member board decided recently to reverse two permits for Northwest Innovation Works, stalling its chances to build the methanol plant. Proponents of the project say the plant would create jobs and reduce reliance on coal energy.