Description: Challenge to U.S. Corps of Engineers issuance of a Section 404 permit for a maritime export terminal associated with a proposed methanol facility in Washington on the Columbia River.
Columbia Riverkeeper v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/12/2019 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Groups Challenged Corps’ NEPA Review for Methanol Marine Export Terminal in Washington. Five organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a Section 404 permit for a marine export terminal on the Columbia River in Kalama, Washington. The terminal will serve a methanol manufacturing facility. The plaintiffs asserted, among other claims, that the Corps’ “truncated” National Environmental Policy Act review failed to fully consider the project’s greenhouse gas impacts.