We are a strong and growing group of concerned neighbors and local climate activists working to stop the world's largest fracked-gas to methanol refinery and export terminal from being built along the Columbia River in WA. Together we CAN stop this enviro-disaster in its tracks. Please join us in peaceful action! NO fossil fuels. NO Fracking.
YES to 100% renewable clean energy and a sustainable future.

What Can You Do TODAY?

Urge Department of Ecology to DENY the shorelines permits and REJECT the Kalama methanol refinery for good!

~ Gov. Inslee opposes NWIW's Kalama methanol refinery. Call Governor's office (360-902-4111 or 855-863-4214) to urge him to continue to be our climate champion publicly opposing massive fracked gas projects, halting new fossil fuel infrastructure, and protecting our our air, water, rivers, forest, health, safety, and climate. Let him hear your views.

~ Write a letter-to-the-editor (LTE). See How to Write LTE. Submit to List of Local Newspapers. Use Tips and Talking Points. Particularly important right now is to submit to Seattle Times and Olympian urging Ecology to DENY permits.

~ Even MORE suggestions of what you can do to help here.

Upcoming Events, Meetings, and Actions

FEIS review process was halted by Dept of Ecology and remanded back for futher information. Cowlitz County responded on 11/4. Ecology now has up to 30 days during which they can stop this project for good! Don't let the Pacific NW become China's fuel tank nor Kalama become a "refinery town". Tell Ecology to DENY the shorelines permits and REJECT Kalama methanol for good.

CALL ECOLOGY 360-407-6969




Wed 11/20 6:00pm LCSC monthly membership meeting

Join LCSC in protecting and strengthening the environmental, social, and economic health of the lower Columbia River region.
Location: Lower Columbia College, Student Center, STC-120 conf rooms A,B,C. LCC 1600 Maple St Longview (campus map). STC is on east end of campus off 15th Ave just north of the Rose Center (building floor plan).
5:30-6:00 Doors open at 5:30 for meet & greet social time
6:00-7:30 Meeting

Wed 12/4 6:00pm No Methanol monthly organizing meeting

Location: No Methanol Meeting Hall, 154 N. First Street, Kalama
5:30-6:00 Doors open at 5:30 for meet & greet social time
6:00-7:30 Meeting
All are welcome. Kalama teens and young people encouraged to attend.
Get updates, plan events, and help stop this massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery. Need info? Contact Columbia Riverkeeper Community Organizer Kate Murphy or any of the local SAT-10 team.

See sidebar for list of other regular meetings (port, city, etc.).
If you attend Port meetings watch POK Schedule (several oddities).

What MORE Can You Do?

~ Learn The Facts about this massive refinery and how fracked gas contributes to climate pollution. Educate friends and neighbors.

~ Participate in Events, Meetings, and Actions. Keep up-to-date (see sidebar).

~ Be heard! Submit comments and present testimony at every opportunity (public comment period, hearing, etc.).

~ Share your concerns with Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell (both of whom have leant support to the methanol refinery), your local Reps, and candidates for local office.

~ Join and/or donate to Columbia Riverkeeper and other like-minded organizations (in sidebar).

~ VOTE for pro-environment candidates. We endorse Peter Khalil (WA03) who publically opposees new fossil fuel projects.

~ Spread the news on social media #NoMethanol360.

~ Perform research and write-up fact sheets or create infographics to share.

~ Use your unique talents in the best way possible.

Contact Governor Inslee

Contact WA Dept of Ecology

Tell Ecology to DENY the shorelines permits and REJECT the methanol refinery! Call 360-407-6969 and email comments to

  • Headquarters       
    Phone: 360-407-6000, Fax: 360-407-6989

    Snail Mail: Dept. of Ecology
    PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600
  • Ecology Director: Maia Bellon (360-407-7009)
  • SW Regional Director: Rich Doenges (360-407-6300)
  • Shorelines and Environmental Assistance Program,
    Unit Manager: Perry Lund


Join us in action now.
Stop this Kalama calamity.

Columbia Riverkeeper is the lead organization assisting the community fight this refinery. Our Organizer from CRK is Kate Murphy (541-399-5666). Read Kate's bio.

Keep Up-to-Date

Four productive no methanol activists outside our No Methanol Meeting Hall, summer 2017.

Attend Regular Local Meetings

When possible attend Port, City, and County meetings. Wear red! Provide public testimony to voice your concerns to elected officials.

  • Cowlitz County Commission meeting every Tuesday 9:00 am at the Cowlitz County Administration Building, 207 N. 4th Ave., Kelso, 3rd floor. See information.
  • 1st WED: No Methanol monthly organizing meeting with Columbia Riverkeeper first Wednesday 6:00-7:30 pm at the No Methanol Meeting Hall, 154 N. First Street, Kalama. Get updates, plan events, and learn how you can help. Doors open at 5:30 for social time.

  • 3rd WED: Lower Columbia Stewardship Community (LCSC) monthly meeting third Wednesday 6:00-7:30 pm at Lower Columbia College, Student Center STC-120 (map).

  • Port of Kalama Commission meeting second and fourth Wednesday 5:30 pm at the Port's Headquarters, 110 W. Marine Drive. See schedule (watch for oddities).
  • Kalama City Council meeting first and third Thursday 7:00 pm at the Kalama City Hall, 320 N. 1st Street. See schedule and agenda.
  • Longview City Council meeting second and fourth Thursday 7:00 pm in the Longview Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 1525 Broadway, Longview. Agenda at calendar.

No Methanol Meeting Hall
154 N. First Street in downtown Kalama
(Next door to Poker Pete's Pizza Restaurant.)
Kindly provided to us by a local business owner.

The SAT-10 Team is composed of the 10 team leaders on the #NoMethanol360 campaign. Come to a monthly organizing meeting (first Wed. at 6pm) to meet the team and your other neighbors actively working for a clean sustainable future.


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