Carty Campaign

Help Stop New Natural Gas Power Plants!

Portland General Electric is proposing to build two new huge natural gas power plants at the Carty Generating Station to power the City of Portland!

On the heels of Portland saying no to new fossil fuel infrastructure in city limits, now we’re saying no to new fossil fuel infrastructure built to power the Portland Metro Area.

In order to have a livable planet, we need a fossil freeze and an immediate transition to a renewable energy & conservation based grid. New fossil fuel plants means climate chaos.

New gas power plants will lock us into fossil fuel power and its greenhouse gas pollution for decades to come, displacing the transition to renewable energy.

Submit a Public Comment to PUC (Oregon Public Utility Commission)!

To move forward with these natural gas projects, the Oregon Public Utility Commission must approve PGE’s proposed energy plan, or Integrated Resource Plan. Tell the Oregon Public Utility Commission we want an energy plan to that takes us on a path to a stable climate–not one that locks us into dirty fossil fuels for years to come.

Background

In 2020, Oregon’s only coal plant in Boardman is closing — a huge win for the climate and public health! But, Portland General Electric is planning to replace Boardman with new natural gas power plants at the Carty Generating Station, located next to Boardman ~2.5 hours east of Portland.

PGE’s full vision for the Carty Generating Station includes 4 separate generating units:
  • Carty 1: 450 MW Natural Gas Baseload Power Plant (became operational summer 2016)
  • Carty 2: Already permitted for a 450 MW Natural Gas Baseload Power Plant, PGE proposing to increase it to 530 MW Natural Gas Power
  • Carty 3: Proposed 330 MW Natural Gas Peaker Plant
  • Carty Solar: Proposed 50 MW Solar.
Total proposed generating capacity for Carty:
  • 1310 MW Natural Gas Power from 3 separate adjacent power plants
  • 50 MW Solar

Take Action Now!

  • Send in your Carty Comment
  • Check out the Calendar below and attend FFR events
  • Work with the Fossil Fuel Resistance Team

Upcoming Fossil Fuel Resistance Events

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Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Meeting 6:00 pm
Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Meeting @ 350PDX - Central Lutheran Church
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently facing many active proposals for new fossil fuel[...]
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Explained: Climate Impacts of Fracked Gas 7:00 pm
Explained: Climate Impacts of Fracked Gas @ Central Luther Church
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Pacific Northwest stands squarely between the world’s most voracious energy markets and the huge deposits of coal, oil, and natural gas in North America’s interior. You’ve stood up to Big Coal and Big Oil.[...]
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POSTPONED: City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy 2:15 pm
POSTPONED: City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy @ Portland City Hall
Apr 27 @ 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm
POSTPONED: City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy @ Portland City Hall
The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable[...]
Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Meeting 6:00 pm
Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Meeting @ 350PDX - Central Lutheran Church
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently facing many active proposals for new fossil fuel[...]
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Jordan Cove LNG Birddogging 6:00 pm
Jordan Cove LNG Birddogging
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jordan Cove LNG Birddogging
The Trump White House is putting forces together to actively push through the Jordan Cove LNG project, the most environmentally destructive project in Oregon history, tearing up 400 salmon streams and destroying forests upon forests[...]
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