Opponents voice concerns over Lake Charles ‘blue methanol’ plant

A permit renewal for a proposed “blue methanol” plant in Lake Charles was the subject of a Feb. 25 public hearing in Carlyss, La., reports KPLC News.

Air pollution, climate change, global warming and greenhouse gases were some of the concerns raised over Lake Charles Methanol LLC’s permit request before the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Lake Charles Methanol plans to bundle existing commercial technologies, including carbon capture and sequestration, into an innovative technology process to decarbonize petroleum waste and combine it with natural gas to create zero-carbon blue methanol.

Members of the small opposition group came from Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and Houston. Several people representing Lake Charles Methanol were also in attendance but did not speak. Read the entire story.