Dear Safe Shippers,
This news flash just in from our friends at Columbia Riverkeeper. We are so happy and proud that we could help save the Columbia and the salmon and the orcas!
Victory Over Massive Fracked Gas Refinery!!!
Amidst strong opposition and legal defeats, developers end pursuit of world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery
June 11, 2021 (Kalama, Wash.)—In a stunning climate victory, Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW), backers of a controversial fossil fuel processing and export proposal in Kalama, Wash., officially abandoned its fracked gas refinery and pipeline proposal, terminating the company’s lease with the Port of Kalama. The decision comes after years of local and regional activism to stop the massive fracked gas refinery, resulting in a series of legal defeats. In early 2021, Washington state denied a key permit, citing the refinery’s significant climate and shoreline impacts. That decision followed state and federal court rejections of other permits for failing to fully analyze the project’s harm on climate, water quality, and the public interest.