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Port of Kalama appeals order nixing methanol project permits

The Port of Kalama has appealed a decision by a state board that invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas and export it to China.

The state Shorelines Hearings Board ruled in September that officials from Cowlitz County and port failed to fully analyze the impacts of greenhouse […]

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WA Department of Ecology approves Kalama Manufacturing & Marine Export Facility use permit

From a Port of Kalama new release:

The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) has approved the Shorelines Conditional Use Permit for the Kalama Manufacturing & Marine Export Facility (KMMEF).

The primary shoreline impact of the overall project is a marine terminal which will be built, owned and operated by the Port of Kalama. […]

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Port of Kalama says methanol mitigation plan won’t impede future projects

Excerpts from The Daily News:

Is the Port of Kalama giving up too much land for the Northwest Innovations methanol project? Will a 90-acre conservation set-aside undercut future development?

Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner Mark Scheibmeir on Monday approved two shoreline permits that would require the port to conserve 90 to 95 acres of land to […]

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Public comment starts on methanol plant’s proposed dock work at Port of Kalama

From The Daily News:

The public will get another chance to voice their support or opposition for the proposed methanol plant at the Port of Kalama. Cowlitz County is accepting comments on the plant’s shoreline development plan throughout August.

Port of Kalama and Northwest Innovation Works submitted an application for substantial shoreline development to the […]

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With Tacoma off the table, Chinese methanol plans focus on two Columbia River ports

From Natural Gas Intel:

Multi-billion-dollar plans for three natural gas-consuming methanol plants in the Pacific Northwest were scaled back Tuesday to two plants as the largest proposed facility at Port of Tacoma, WA, was scrapped by the developer, a China-based consortium.

Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) officials said they were terminating their lease for a site […]

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