As the fossil fuel industry targets the Pacific NW for massive fossil fuel development, communities across the region have drawn a thin green line of resistance. Most of these proposals are being vehemently opposed, but on either side of the Lower Columbia River, the largest methanol refineries in the world are poised to be approved.
On this episode of Locus Focus we talk again with Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Senior Organizer with Columbia Riverkeeper, about the latest developments with Northwest Innovation Works' plans to build a gigantic methanol refinery in Kalama, and the resistance that continues to build.
Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky's role at Columbia Riverkeeper is to inform and engage residents in Oregon and Washington on coal export and oil terminals that would transform the scenic Columbia River Gorge into a dirty energy corridor. Jasmine led the public campaigns to stop would-be coal export terminals from polluting Oregon’s air and water and now focuses on doing the same in Southwest Washington.