Controversial Kalama Methanol Plant May Be Misleading Public, Regulators, OPB

By Molly Solomon (OPB) • April 19, 2019 9:30 p.m.

Nearly four years ago, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee touted a new company that was coming to Kalama to revolutionize the methanol market.

On that sunny August day on the banks of the Columbia River, Inslee spoke alongside city and county leaders, business people and executives from NW Innovation Works (NWIW), a Chinese-backed company looking to build three massive natural gas to methanol plants in southwest Washington. MORE>>