Basic Facts about Proposed Methanol Refinery

  • By far the largest methanol refinery in the world. About
    as large as all 7 existing U.S. methanol refineries combined.
  • Increases WA state's total fracked gas use by over 33%.
    Would use more gas than all other industries in WA combined.
  • Increases WA state's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
    Would become WA's top climate polluter by 2025.
  • Emits more than 1 million tons of GHG from smokestack.
    Emits up to 7M tons when include “upstream” methane leakage.
  • Obligates us to decades of fossil fuel infrastructure.
    Fracked gas pipelines leak methane! [Methane Maps]
  • NWIW is a new LLC company owned by the Chinese government.
    NWIW has never built or operated a methanol refinery.
  • New process of producing methanol never tested on this scale.
  • Only 1 permanent job per acre most not hired from Cowlitz Co.
  • All to make more plastics to further clog our oceans.

Say "NO to Methanol" Fact Cards

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