The pipeline represents a dramatic, destructive commitment to fracked gas and the climate-changing pollution that fracked gas generates.
Watchdog Groups Call Out “NW Fracked” For Continued Involvement in Trail West Fracked Gas Pipeline Plan
The week of May 26, NW Natural met virtually with its shareholders to tell them about its plans for new investments in fracked gas infrastructure. One of these ideas, the Trail West Pipeline, would involve cutting a swath across the Mount Hood National Forest to supply gas via a new pipeline to feed potential “committed industrial projects”—likely the Kalama methanol refinery proposed on the Columbia River.
Bark, 350 PDX, and Columbia Riverkeeper are teaming up to call on NW Natural—aka “NW Fracked”—to drop its participation in the Trail West project. The pipeline represents a dramatic, destructive commitment to fracked gas and the climate-changing pollution that fracked gas generates. The pipeline also poses a threat to healthy forests and clean water in the beautiful, rugged Clackamas River watershed.
The Trail West Pipeline proposal is 50% owned by NW Natural and 50% by Transcanada. The project was first proposed many years ago as the Palomar Pipeline. Now, the proposed project would likely send gas across the Cascade Range to the world’s largest gas-to-methanol refinery proposed along the Columbia River in Kalama, WA.
The time has long passed for NW Natural to let go of its fracked gas pipe dream across the Mount Hood National Forest. Until they do, let’s call the company what it is: NW Fracked.
Tell NW Natural to drop its plans for the Trail West Pipeline.