Sunday, October 25, 2020
Oct. 25, 2020

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Letter: Don’t believe company’s report

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“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” (Albert Einstein).

I hope Northwest Innovation Works reads this quote. According to its new Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, burning more fossil fuels is good for the climate! They’ve cooked the books by cherry-picking the most favorable studies on fracking and making extremely generous assumptions about China’s future economy. The result? A study concluding that building the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery — a facility that will be one of Washington’s single largest sources of greenhouse gas pollution — is a win for the climate.

This is a laughable conclusion. NWIW is in it for the money, not the climate. If they were concerned about the climate, they would be proposing a facility to recycle plastics, not produce more.

Building new fossil fuel export terminals is not how we confront climate change. NWIW is spewing lies. Don’t buy it.

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