Fracked fuels and petrochemicals represent a third, largely unexplored wave of interest in the Pacific Northwest from the same industry trying to push coal and oil through the region’s communities. In this series, Sightline Institute profiles the methanol, xylene, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas projects proposed for the region, finding they would consume large quantities of fresh water, create potentially serious safety and public health risks to local communities, release various forms of toxic contaminants into the Northwest’s air and water, and increase the region’s carbon pollution load. Find our latest research on the topic below.

Fracked Fuel & Petrochemical Projects in the Pacific Northwest articles