Thank-you for saying #NOmethanol360 with us, standing-up for healthy air and water, working toward 100% renewable clean energy and a sustainable future with NO new fossil fuel infrastructure, NO fracking.

The world's largest fracked fossil-gas-to-methanol refinery and export terminal is dead. NWIW pulled out, terminated their lease with POK, and abandoned the project on June 11th. It's over, IT'S ALL OVER!!!

Environmental justice prevailed, the Columbia River is safeguarded, healthy habitats protected, and the prospect for truly green jobs in Kalama preserved, thanks to YOUR fortitude, passion, and perseverance.

We are so proud of our No Methanol team. Forever grateful to Columbia Riverkeeper and allied organizations, legal teams, indigenous communities, climate and health advocates, supporters from across the PNW, journalists, researchers, rally speakers, more!

Organized activism works! TOGETHER, WE DID IT!!!

A huge thank-you to Kalama and surrounding communities
from the amazing team at Columbia Riverkeeper.


PROJECT STATUS

Breaking news!2021-6-11 NWIW pulled out, terminated their lease with the Port of Kalama, and abandoned the project! This is HUGE! It's all over!!! WOOHOO! CRK Press Release: Victory Over Massive Fracked Gas Refinery. See Archives for growing list of news links.

2021-2-23 NWIW requested second extension on SWCAA air discharge permit.

2021-2-9 NWIW and POK appealed Ecology's shoreline permit denial to Shorelines Board. Read CRK's press release. Case #S21-001 to be heard in mid-December. UPDATE: NWIW and POK withdrew their appeal on 6/16.

2021-1-21 Port of Kalama and the Corps appealed the 11/23 decision to the ninth circuit court. This process is likely to take 1-2 years.

2021-1-19 SHORELINES PERMITS DENIED! Dept. of Ecology denied key shorelines permits. NWIW cannot build refinery without them.

Read Ecology's Press Release, Director Watson's statement, and the actual Decision Letter. See "News & Archives" page for press releases and news.

2020-12-9 Port of Kalama's motion for reconsideration denied by federal judge who refuses to reconsider his federal court order vacating key federal construction permits. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must conduct full EIS and include Kalama lateral pipeline in their GHG assessment. This evaluation could take a year. NWIW cannot build refinery without these federal construction permits!


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Kalama sits on Cowlitz Indian Tribe ancestral lands from time immemorial. We acknowledge their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waters and honour their stories. We stand in solidarity with BIPOC against systemic racism and bias and in protection of marginalized and fence-line communities.

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Please send personal cards or letters to Gov. Inslee and Dept. of Ecology to thank them for their support and strength. We so appreciate their committment to clean air and water, renewable energy, and a sustainable future in our great state of Washington. Snail mail addresses for Gov. Inslee, Ecology Dir. Watson, and Regional Dir. Doenges are provided HERE. Thank-you!
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