Following coal exports and oil trains, fracked fuel and petrochemicals are an unexamined third wave in Northwest fossil fuel projects. Notable among the Northwest projects is a controversial proposal to build the world’s largest methanol plant in Tacoma.

Next Thursday, Eric de Place will join Robert Mack of Tacoma Public Utilities and Dan Kirchner of Northwest Gas Association to speak about the potential water and power impacts of the proposed methanol production plant. This presentation will focus on providing scientific answers to questions raised by the community. These are not public hearings, and there will be no live audience participation, but you can send in questions by emailing Ryan Cruz.

  • What: Exploring the Science Underlying the Proposed Methanol Production Plant
  • When: Thursday, February 25, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Where: University of Washington Tacoma, Carwein Auditorium (map)
  • Tickets: The event is free and open to the public. Registration is closed. Please add your name to the wait list. (There will also be a video available here after the event.)

Want to learn more? Check out our three-minute introduction to methanol here.