In 2016, Portland General Electric (PGE) planned to build over 1300 megawatts of new fracked gas power plants at the Carty Generating Station in Boardman, OR. Ostensibly meant to replace power from the soon-to-be decommissioned Boardman Coal plant, the facility would have been the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide in Oregon even without considering the climate impact of fugitive methane emissions. Responding to Oregon PSR and our partners' "buzzsaw" of opposition, PGE suspended their permit applications for expansion of fracked gas power plants at the Carty Generating Station, opting instead to pursue purchases of existing wind energy.
Resisting Fracked Gas, Promoting Clean Energy (article by Damon Motz-Storey, Oregon PSR Clean Energy Organizer, 3/3/17)
The Public Health Threat of Methane Gas (presentation developed by Damon Motz-Storey, Oregon PSR Clean Energy Organizer, 2/23/17)