The inside story of how this U.S. city just denied the world’s largest methanol plant




By Renee Lewis

TACOMA, Wash. – Local residents in the Pacific Northwest town of Tacoma, Wash., celebrated an environmental victory Tuesday after plans to build the world’s largest methanol refinery in the middle of their city were cancelled.

“For us, it’s a sore spot because of the legacy of industrial abuse in Tacoma,” resident Doug Mackey said sitting in a coffee shop downtown, which was a ghost town at the peak of Tacoma’s industrial activity.

“The life cycle of industry is that they come, pollute, and then declare bankruptcy and the city has to clean up,” Mackey said.

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