Join Us to Learn More 2/23 in Portland!
Portland General Electric (PGE) is pushing a plan to commit Portland ratepayers for decades to fracked gas-powered generation plants near Boardman, Oregon. The power plants are part of the “Carty Generating Station,” located near the site of the soon-to-be closed Boardman coal plant. At full buildout, they would commit PGE customers to over 1300 MW of electricity generated by burning fracked natural gas.
Riverkeeper and groups like 350PDX, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club, and Rising Tide want to update you on efforts to block this fossil fuel power plan.
- WHAT: Carty and Natural Gas Information Session
- WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 7:00-9:00 pm
- WHERE: First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and SW Salmon, Portland, Oregon
PGE’s plan is part of a larger regional push by the fossil fuel industry to build major new infrastructure that would lock us into relying on fracked gas. Like new pipeline proposals and massive methanol refineries on the Columbia River, PGE’s fracked gas power plants would undermine the region’s climate goals.
In the wake of Portland’s landmark fossil fuel ordinance, PGE’s plan to hook the region on fracked gas power is doubly infuriating. We need your help to ensure that Portland ratepayers don’t become purchasers of fracked gas power by wire.