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Port of Kalama to conduct broad environmental review of $1.8B methanol plant

From The Daily News:

The Port of Kalama announced Wednesday that it plans to conduct an additional environmental review of Northwest Innovation Works’ proposed methanol plant. This review will include virtually every stage of natural gas and methanol production — from the early stages of natural gas extraction to the export of methanol to Asia.

The enormous, high-stakes review could help determine whether the $1.8 billion project gets greenlighted by state regulators.

The cradle-to-grave analysis, which is part of a supplemental environmental impact statement, is in response to a September ruling by the state’s shoreline hearings board that reversed two key permits.

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