Join us for an upcoming webinar with our community partners at Columbia Riverkeeper this Thursday, December 9, 12:00 - 1:00 PM to learn more about how you can help. Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Action Team member Melanie Plaut, MD will be presenting on rejecting PGE's request to increase fracked gas power plant pollution.
Also, take action today by telling the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to reject an increase in harmful pollution at PGE’s Carty gas plant (pictured above). PGE’s Carty Generating Station, located in Boardman, OR, is a 450-megawatt fracked gas power plant that generates electricity for retail customers.
What is proposed?
PGE wants the Oregon DEQ to approve a massive increase in air pollution from carbon monoxide and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. PGE wants to increase carbon monoxide pollution by almost 300%, and VOCs more than 800%. In the midst of a climate emergency, Oregon must focus on reducing emissions — not give a green light for more pollution.
What is the problem?
The Carty Generating Station produces a variety of harmful pollutants including nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, toluene, and particulate matter. Of particular concern for this permit modification request from PGE are carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—both of which have serious human health and environmental impacts.
We urge you to submit written comments by Friday, December 17th 2021. You can sign the petition today through the action page below that our partners at Columbia Riverkeeper have created: