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Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery Hits Snag In Permit Approval

OPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.

Environment | Energy

Opponents Aim To Block State Funding For Methanol Plant

OPB/EarthFix | April 6, 2017 12:10 p.m.

Opponents of a methanol refinery proposed on the Columbia River say Washington should avoid spending public funds on infrastructure for the controversial plant.

Environment | Energy | Climate change

World's Largest Methanol Plant Lands Key Permit Approval From A Washington County

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 27, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Cowlitz County has approved a key permit for a controversial methanol plant proposed on the Columbia River. Opponents plan to appeal the decision.

Environment | Energy

Opponents Challenge Environmental Review Of Kalama Methanol Plant

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Opponents of a methanol plant proposed in Kalama, Washington, are challenging the environmental review of the project.

Environment | Energy

Tacoma's Methanol Plant Proposal Draws A Critical Crowd

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 11, 2016 8:45 a.m.

Hundreds of people crowded into a Tacoma convention center Wednesday night to voice concerns about a methanol refinery proposed for the city’s Tideflats.