The letters for the methanol plant have offered this: The methanol plant is good because this Kalama plant producing it will take a lot less energy and create it cleaner than other methods if it was not made in Kalama. Let’s get real. In regards to global warming, it is like saying we’re going to have a giant California forest fire but we won’t start it with gasoline. And we get some temporary local jobs so the rest of the world can burn.
Also, if Jay Inslee is really serious about running for president as an ecologist worried about global climate change, is he going to brag about letting the largest methanol producing plant in the world that is supplied by pipelined fracked gas be built in his home state of Washington?