We are working to stop the world's largest methanol refinery, proposed in Kalama WA. If built, this refinery would refine fracked gas into methanol in Kalama, WA, and ship it to China to make plastics. This single project would consume more fracked gas than any sector of Washington’s economy. This will require new gas pipeline infrastructure, likely down the I-5 corridor in Washington. Gas infrastructure carries a big risk of explosions and leaks methane, a greenhouse gas over 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
The best way to stop both the methanol refinery, and the associated pipeline is go get Governor Inslee to come out against it. Governor Inslee recently championed a coalition of governors committed to climate action. [Approval of this methanol refinery runs counter to his and Washington State’s climate commitments.] In order to deliver on these comments he needs to publicly oppose this refinery, and call for a more thorough environmental review of the project.