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Washington deserves better! Join us in telling Ecology to deny the proposed Kalama methanol refinery

Together, we can convince Ecology to deny key permits for the proposed Kalama methanol refinery. If built, the refinery would be one of Washington’s biggest contributors to climate-changing pollution.

Background information provided by Power Past Fracked Gas member Columbia Riverkeeper:

The Washington Department of Ecology can stand up to the gas industry’s plans to use the Northwest as an export hub for fossil fuels by denying pending permits for the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama.

“Natural gas” is a phrase promoted by the fossil fuel industry to fool consumers into believing that methane—the primary component in natural gas—is a climate-friendly fossil fuel. Don’t be fooled. At least half of the natural gas we consume comes from fracking—a dangerous and dirty process that pollutes soil, water, and air. In 2014, the fossil fuel industry used fracking to extract half of the gas produced in Canada— and it’s expected to increase to 80 percent by 2035. Bottom line: There’s nothing “natural” about destroying our climate, communities, and water.