No Methanol, No Pipelines!

Stop the world’s largest fracked gas to methanol refinery!
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The refinery, proposed for the banks of the Columbia River in Kalama, would produce more than 6 million tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to 1.3 million cars. It’s enormous demand for fracked gas would likely create the rationale to build even more dangerous gas pipeline capacity up and down the I-5 corridor, allowing more fracked gas projects in our communities.
 
Last year, the Sierra Club and our partners won a major legal victory, forcing project backers to complete a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) that studies the impacts of fracking, gas transportation, and consumption. The SEIS will be used to determine whether permits should be granted for this proposal. Permitting agencies are currently accepting public comment, please submit a comment today!
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NWIW Scoping Comment- Supplemental EIS
Dear Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County, I am strongly opposed to the world’s largest methanol refinery in Kalama. This project will adversely affect me and my community by necessitating gas pipeline expansions throughout the state which seize land through eminent domain, have a high explosion risk and pollute our air. Further, this project will adversely affect me and people across the globe by significantly contributing to global warming through the methane leakages caused by extracting and transporting gas, increasing demand for hydraulic fracturing through it’s massive consumption of methane, and through refining processes and combustion in both Cowlitz County and China. I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.