Take Action: Fracked Gas Pipeline

Ask Governors Brown and Inslee to Oppose Gas Pipeline Expansion

Join us in asking Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown to speak out in opposition to increasing the Pacific Northwest’s reliance on fracked gas. TC Energy’s expansion plan is completely counter to both states’ climate and energy goals and the best interests of communities already facing the devastating consequences of climate change! 

Dear Governor Inslee and Governor Brown, 
I am writing to ask you to reach out to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to oppose TC Energy’s plans to expand its Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) pipeline by up to 250,000 dekatherms per day. In the wake of the passage of Washington’s Clean Energy Transformation Act and Oregon’s 100% Clean Energy bill—both of which require a complete phase out of fossil fuel generated retail electricity—there simply is not a need for expanded fossil gas infrastructure in our region. 

Background

In the past three years, both Washington and Oregon have taken major steps to curb our region’s reliance on climate-polluting fracked gas. Case in point: both states have passed laws requiring a complete phase out of fossil fuel generated retail electricity. Yet, TC Energy is full steam ahead with plans to expand its Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) pipeline by up to 250,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d). That’s enough gas to service 1.2 million households each day. Read more

Want to learn more about TC Energy’s plan?

Columbia Riverkeeper’s Staff Attorney Erin Saylor recently sat down with Barbara Bernstein to discuss the expansion project. If you missed Monday’s discussion on KBOO’s Locus Focus program, click here to listen to the recording. 

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