Want to learn more about the proposal to build the world’s largest methanol plant in Tacoma, but don’t have time to dig through the facts? You’re in luck! Last month, Sightline policy director Eric de Place gave a presentation on methanol in Tacoma and the entirety of his presentation was recorded below. Enjoy the video and please share it with someone unfamiliar with this topic. This video is courtesy of the University of Washington Tacoma.


  • 53:48, Eric points out all of the fracked fuel and petrochemical projects proposed in the Northwest
  • 55:40, Eric evaluates the veracity of Northwest Innovation Works’ environmental claims
  • 1:03:45, Eric examines how natural gas emissions are worse than they look
  • The Q&A session starts at 1:10:00

Learn more about what methanol means for the Northwest.