Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Sept. 28, 2021

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Letter: Reject Kalama methanol plant


Please help Washington residents stop Northwest Innovation Works from building the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery and export terminal proposed in Kalama along the Columbia River which obligates us to decades of fossil fuel dependency and new pipelines, all for a Chinese government-backed company to make plastics and profits while abusing our natural resources.

This refinery is a bad idea, and we have one last hearing to try and stop this monstrosity, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Cowlitz County Event Center, 1900 Seventh Ave., Longview (with a rally at 5 p.m.). Please wear red and join us in opposing this refinery.

NWIW successfully lobbied for hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks, including avoiding $143 million in state and local taxes through 2021.

The reasons to oppose it and more information can be found at nomethanol360.com, at Columbia Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club.

Say “no” to methanol.

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