NWIWK Temporizes Development to Assess New Regulatory and Political Landscape

Kalama, Washington (June 11, 2021) – Northwest Innovation Works–Kalama (NWIWK) announced today it is temporizing the development of the Kalama Manufacturing and Marine Export Facility at the Port of Kalama, Cowlitz County, Washington. 

In light of the recent Washington Department of Ecology’s decision to deny the Shoreline Conditional Use Permit, the regulatory environment has become unclear and unpredictable. NWIWK is temporizing its development activities to assess the new regulatory and political landscape and determine an appropriate path forward.

Together with our partners, we remain committed to addressing the global climate challenge, creating jobs and economic growth, and are moving forward in developing other innovative net zero projects to produce zero carbon hydrogen and related products. 

NWIWK thanks its long-time partners—The Port of Kalama, City of Kalama, Cowlitz County, Labor, and all the people that stood up for the project—for their support and commitment to a shared vision of creating jobs, investing in community, and confronting climate change.