Fracked Gas

Fracked gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) are dirty, toxic fossil fuels that threaten human health by contributing to climate change and emitting pollution into air and water.

Well over 50% of Oregon's so-called "natural" gas is fracked from shale plays in Alberta, Canada. Methane gas leakage from that process traps heat 86 times more effectively than carbon dioxide during the first 20 years of its lifespan. The process of fracking is extremely harmful to human and environmental health, leading health professionals to conclude that gas is not an acceptable energy source, especially as wind and solar energy prices continue to fall.

Continue reading to learn more about our work on issues related to fracked gas.

anti fossil fuel rally group photo 4-26-17


Jordan Cove LNG & Pacific Connector Pipeline (Coos Bay, OR)

Kalama Methanol Facility (Kalama, WA)

Carty Generating Station (Boardman, OR)


General Resources on Fracked Gas

Oregon PSR Report: Fracked Gas: A Threat to Healthy Communities (June 2019)

Important Court Victory Against Fracking (3/21/19) 

Calling Natural Gas a "Bridge Fuel" is Alarmingly Deceptive (Tarika Powell, Sightline Institute, 2/12/19)

Comments on Draft SEIS for Proposed Tacoma LNG Facility (comments by Oregon PSR and Washington PSR, 11/20/18)

How Climate Activists Failed to Make Clear the Problem With Natural Gas (article by Bill McKibben, 3/13/18)

Hydraulic Fracturing Negatively Impacts Infant Health (12/13/17)

Health Impacts of Fracked Gas Infrastructure (article by Catherine Thomasson, MD & Barbara Donachy, MPH, November 2017)

Maryland’s Fracking Win – A Public Health Perspective (5/18/17 webinar)

Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas (report from National PSR, February 2017)