9/2 NoMethanol360 ~ Action
 
 

We are a strong and passionate group of concerned neighbors, local environmentalists, and health-advocates working to stop the world's largest fracked fossil-gas-to-methanol refinery and export terminal from being built along the Columbia River in southwest WA. Together we CAN stop this mega-disaster. Please join us! Say #NoMethanol360. NO new fossil fuel infrastructure. NO fracking. YES to healthy air & water. YES to 100% renewable clean energy and a sustainable future.

PROJECT STATUS

Opportunity for public comment on Washington Dept. of Ecology's draft second supplemental EIS closed 10/9. Thank-you for the thousands of awesome comments everyone! Now we wait for the final SSEIS to be released and Ecology's determination on the shorelines permits.

Meanwhile ... Nov. 23rd: Federal Court vacateed key permits including Clean Water Act permit. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must now complete thorough envionmental study of refinery's climate and water impacts. This is a big legal win for our side and a huge setback to NWIW. Read legal decision HERE.


Great time to keep pressure on our local and state legislators and regulators. Easy Action Sign Online: Columbia Riverkeeper & Power Past Fracked Gas


Events, Meetings, and Actions

Wed 12/2 6:00-7:30 pm VIRTUAL monthly No Methanol organizing meeting
NOTE: Starting in April, meetings are being conducted virtually, in Zoom.

Meeting Room Login Details: Meeting conducted online (also available by call-in) in a Virtual Meeting Room using Zoom Conferencing app. Meeting room number, login details, and link along with phone number for audio-only participants will be provided in Sierra Club's Kalama Refinery listserv >> Kate Murphy's 11/4 post.
Need more info? Contact Columbia Riverkeeper Community Organizer Kate Murphy or any of the local SAT-10 team.

Wed 1/20/2021 6:00-7:30 pm VIRTUAL monthly LCSC membership meeting
NOTE: Starting in June, meetings are being conducted virtually, in Zoom.
NOTE: No meeting scheduled in December. Happy holidays!

Meeting Room Login Details: Meeting conducted online (also available by call-in) in a Virtual Meeting Room using Zoom Conferencing app. Meeting room number, login details, and link along with phone number for audio-only participants will be provided to members in LCSC's email newsletter a day or so before the meeting.

Monthly No Methanol Organizing Mtngs held at 6pm on first Wednesdays.
In person meetings will resume when it is safe to do so. They meet:

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 fossil-gas-to-methanol refinery. Need info? Contact Columbia Riverkeeper Community Organizer Kate Murphy or any of the local SAT-10 team.

Monthly LCSC Membership Meetings held at 6pm on third Wednesdays.
In person meetings will resume when it is safe to do so. They meet:

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

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?

~ 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 Gov. Inslee hear your views.

~ Learn The Facts about this massive refinery and how fracked fossil-gas contributes to climate pollution. Educate friends and neighbors. Spread the news on social media #NoMethanol360.

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

~ 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.). Dept of Ecology is currently accepting comments on the draft second supplemental EIS. Urge them to ultimately REJECT the project.

~ 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.

~ VOTE for candidates who will fight for environmental protections and socio-economic justice.

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

~ 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
  • Ecology Headquarters      
    Phone: 360-407-6969, Fax: 360-407-6989

    Snail Mail: Dept. of Ecology
    PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600
  • Preferred Email Addy: kalama.comments@ecy.wa.gov
  • Ecology Director: Laura Watson (360-407-7009)
    PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600
  • SW Regional Director: Rich Doenges (360-407-6300)
    PO Box 47775, Olympia, WA 98504-7775
  • 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, kate@columbiariverkeeper.org).

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.

TUESDAYS
  • Cowlitz County Commission meeting every Tuesday 9:00 am at the Cowlitz County Administration Building, 207 N. 4th Ave., Kelso, 3rd floor. See information.
WEDNESDAYS
  • 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).
THURSDAYS
  • Kalama City Council meeting first and third Thursday 7:00 pm at the Kalama City Hall, 320 N. 1st Street. See calendar and agenda (scroll down agenda page for minutes).

  • 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 and just sustainable future.


 

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