The Power Past Fracked Gas Coalition is holding a rally Saturday against the proposed Kalama methanol plant.

According to an email from environmental organization Columbia Riverkeeper, the rally will feature local citizens making a statement against the $2 billion methanol plant, supporting Gov. Jay Inslee’s recently announced opposition to the project and call on the state Department of Ecology to reject the shoreline permits for the project.

Northwest Innovation Works plans to build the plant at the Port of Kalama to convert natural gas to methanol, which would then be shipped to China.

The event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. at Camp Kalama RV Park and Campground at 5055 Meeker Drive. According to the email, the campground is the closest non-industrial business to the proposed methanol plant.

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Speakers include:

  • Cambria Keely, student activist and lifelong Kalama resident
  • Rev. Kathleen Patton, pastor from Cowlitz County
  • Charlene DesRosier, owner of Camp Kalama
  • Dr. Annemarie Dooley, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Dakota Case, Puyallup Water Warrior

Power Past Fracked Gas is a coalition of Pacific Northwest health, environmental, faith and community groups that oppose new fracked gas infrastructure.

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