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Best Science Supports Permitting the NWIW Kalama Facility
Author: Peter Abbarno
January 9, 2021

Representative-Elect Peter Abbarno (R-Centralia) joined a coalition of bipartisan SW Washington officials in calling for the State Department of Ecology and Governor to follow the science and data associated with Northwest Innovation Works’ Kalama Manufacturing & Marine Export Facility. The Facility, to be located at the Port of Kalama in the 20th Legislative District, will have regional economic impacts.

If the goal is to flatten the global greenhouse gas emission curve and at the same time create family wage jobs and economic opportunities for SW Washington, then the Department of Ecology and Governor should follow the objective science and data in the Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SSEIS). The permitting process must move forward. The State should remain consistent and not subjectively ‘move the goal posts’ on an economic development project that meets rigorous standards and helps SW Washington recover and prosper economically.

Peter Abbarno, Representative-Elect in the 20th Legislative District.

This project needs to move forward to create good paying jobs, to improve the quality of life for our families, to create new businesses opportunities, and to flatten the worldwide GHG levels.

Peter Abbarno, Representative-Elect in the 20th Legislative District.

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