Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Aug. 9, 2022

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Letter: Stop Kalama refinery

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Our Columbia River is both a treasure and an asset. It is the largest river flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America. Its waters have supported and continue to support both human life and wildlife. It is our duty and our privilege to protect the Columbia today and for future generations. The river is currently being threatened by the proposal to build and operate the world’s largest gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama. If built the project would take five million gallons of water out of the river each day. It would ship up to six tankers per month. Tankers leak harmful toxins and pollute the water, endangering wildlife and spoiling the river. Even a small spill would be devastating for salmon and the orcas who rely on them.

Please help stop this disastrous proposal. Let the Washington Department of Ecology know that we are counting on them to safeguard and to protect our remarkable river and the life it sustains. Tell them to reject the Kalama Methanol Refinery permit. For more information and to comment go to https://tinyurl.com/y56qo8pz.

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