Local authorities push back against Phillips 66 and REG’s cancelation of renewable diesel project

February 10, 2020 |

In Washington state, local press reports that county and other local officials aren’t taking Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group’s cancelation of their proposed renewable diesel plant lying down and are scrambling to find ways to bring the partners back to the table. The joint venture partners had said that they backed out of the nearly billion-dollar project that would have created 750 construction and full-time jobs because the permitting process would have pushed back commissioning to 2024, making the project commercially unviable. Whatcom County has looked at what it can do to try to streamline its processes, which it claims haven’t changed in 15 years, to prove to not just the JV partners but also the renewable energy industry in general that it is committed to bring more renewable projects to the area.

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