DO: TAKE ACTION!

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?

~ 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.).

~ Write a letter-to-the-editor (LTE). See How to Write LTE. Submit to List of Local Newspapers.

~ Your voice (and vote) matter. Tell Governor Inslee building the world’s largest methanol refinery is the wrong direction for our health, safety, river, and climate!

~ Share your concerns with Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell, your local Reps, and candidates for local office.

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

~ 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.


Upcoming Events, Meetings, and Actions

Tue 11/13 DSEIS (draft supplemental environmental impact statement) released to the public.

Download DSEIS. This DSEIS was mandated by the courts because NWIW lied about GHG emissions in original EIS. It is written by NWIW, a subsidiary of the Chinese government, and Life Cycle Associates, a PR firm for big oil/gas. By cherry-picking outlier data, they claim that the methanol refinery actually has climate benefits. Don't buy their spin! The DEIS grossly misrepresents and underestimates the staggering climate damage this refinery will do. This massive fossil fuel plant would pollute our air and water while consuming one-third as much fracked gas as the entire state of WA does now. Tell Gov. Inslee and Dept. of Ecology No Fracking Way! SUBMIT COMMENTS (many!) through 12/28.

Sun 12/2 1:00-2:30 Community Information Forum & Comment Writing Workshop for DSEIS

Location: Kalama Community Building, 216 Elm Street, Kalama
Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, this community information forum features a comment writing workshop and free Folly of Frack play. All are welcome!

Mon 12/3 6:30pm Letter Writing Workshop for DSEIS

Held online, hosted by Sierra Club. Register (free) HERE.

Wed (New day!) 12/5 6:00pm No Methanol monthly organizing meeting with Columbia Riverkeeper

Location: No Methanol Meeting Hall, 154 N. First Street
5:30-6:00 Doors open at 5:30 for meet & greet social time
6:00-7:30 Meeting
Get updates, plan events, and help stop this massive methanol refinery. Need info? Contact Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky or any of the SAT-10 team.

Sat 12/8 7:00pm Kalama Lighted Boats Festival

Our typical "awareness campaign" along the Kalama Marina will take-on some form of silent protest. Details of our involvement TBD.

starTHUR 12/13 Indoor Rally & Public Hearing on DSEIS

Location: Cowlitz County Event Center, 1900 7th Ave, Longview.
5:00 pm Indoor Rally in the white "agriculture" building. Refreshments provided.
6:00-9:00 Hearing. Please give public testimony and written comments.
Rules include oral comments by lottery, no swapping tickets, so get your ticket early. 2-minute max oral statement. Take advantage of court reporter for longer testimony, if available. No signs allowed in the hearing room.
Your presence is important whether you plan to testify or not. Wear red!

Fri 12/28 5pm Deadline for public comments on DSEIS


DSEIS public comment period open!
Submit comments before 5 pm on Dec. 28th.
Multiple small comments more effective than one long statement.
Online: comment submission form
Email: SEIS@KalamaMfgFacilitySEPA.com
Mail: Ann Farr, Port of Kalama,
110 W. Marine Drive, Kalama WA 98625

2019 -- Wed 1/2 6:00pm No Methanol monthly organizing meeting with Columbia Riverkeeper

Location: No Methanol Meeting Hall, 154 N. First Street
5:30-6:00 Doors open at 5:30 for meet & greet social time
6:00-7:30 Meeting
Get updates, plan events, and help stop this massive methanol refinery. Need info? Contact Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky or any of the SAT-10 team.

2019 -- Wed 1/16 6:00pm LCSC monthly meeting

Join LCSC in protecting and strengthening the environmental, social, and economic health of the lower Columbia River region.
Location: United Methodist Church Sanctuary,
2851 30th Ave, corner of 30th and Pacific Way, Longview.
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.).


Contact Governor Inslee
  • Phone: 360-902-4111 or 855-863-4214. Can call daily.
  • FAX: 360-753-4110
  • E-message through the Governor's website
  •  @GovInslee GovInslee @WaStateGov
  • Snail Mail: Gov. Jay Inslee, Office of the Governor
    PO Box 40002, Olympia WA 98504-0002

Talking Points, courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper.

Click HERE to complete online form urging Gov. Inslee to say NO to Methanol, NO to fracked gas on Columbia River.

Tell Gov. Inslee to publicly oppose the methanol refinery and protect Washington from a massive increase in fossil fuel use and infrastructure. As our "green governor" he must stand by his commitment to ACT ON CLIMATE, not allow this refinery to be built and become WA's top contributor to climate pollution by 2025 [SEI]. Increasing Washington's fracked gas use by 38%, derailing our clean energy future, that's the wrong direction! Governor Inslee -- be our climate champ, say NO to methanol.


Disclaimer: We do our best to assure all statements here are factual and sourced. We claim no responsibility for typos, errors, or misstatements.


         


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Stop this Kalama calamity.


Columbia Riverkeeper is the lead organization assisting the community fight this refinery. The Senior Organizer for Columbia Riverkeeper on this campaign is Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky (503-929-5950).

Keep Up-to-Date



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 (next door to Poker Pete's). 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 the United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 2851 30th Ave, corner of 30th and Pacific Way, Longview.

  • Port of Kalama Commission meeting second and fourth Wednesday 5:30 pm at the Port's Headquarters, 110 W. Marine Drive. See schedule.
THURSDAYS
  • 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
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 Tuesday at 6pm) to meet the team and your other neighbors actively working for a clean sustainable future.


 

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