Update on the Campaign to Block the Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery

Kalama_kids.jpgIf built, this project would increase fracked gas use by 30% in WA State, entail building new gas pipelines emit over a million tons of new climate pollution per year, drain five million gallons of water per day from the Columbia and Kalama River aquifers, store 72 million gallons of flammable, toxic methanol on soil with moderate to high risk of liquefying in an earthquake.

Want to find out more and get involved? Come to this informational forum!

Event Name: Explained: Climate Impacts From the Worlds’ Largest Methanol Refinery

Event Description: A presentation by Sightline Institute’s Tarika Powell on climate, fracking, and the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in the nearby town of Kalama, Washington. Click here for event agenda. More details about the event are available here.

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: Central Lutheran Church sanctuary 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97212

On April 29th, we will hold a People’s Climate Boat Parade on the Columbia River, pulling media attention to this project. This will be preceded by a rally and followed by a comprehensive activist training.

One Page Flier for the April 29th Activities

The Cowlitz Canoe Family will be preforming an action at this rally. They invite all canoe families to participate in this event to protest the proposed development of dirty fossil fuel development in Southwest Washington including a proposed project that would build the WORLD’s largest methanol gas refinery in Kalama, WA. they are calling on all indigenous people and allies to act in solidarity with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe in opposing these projects.

Fishing boat parade on the Columbia River. Participate from shore at the Port of Kalama marina or sign up to join with your fishing boat!

Saturday, April 29, 2017  10:30 – 11:30 am

Port of Kalama

Attend workshops about effective involvement in your community’s campaign against the coal, oil, and methanol terminals.

Saturday, April 29, 2017  Lunch: noon – 1 pm;  Workshops: 1 – 4 pm

Kalama Community Center

RSVP:Email Landownersandcitizens@gmail.com and RSVP to attend. Be sure to include the following information:

o Your name and phone number

o If you can bring a fishing boat

o If you plan to attend Part One, Part Two or both

o If you need a ride from Vancouver or Longview

o Tell us if you would like to volunteer before April 29th to help make this event a success!

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