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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City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy 2:00 pm
City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy @ Portland City Hall
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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[...]
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Air Quality Permit Hearing on the Vancouver OIL Terminal 1:00 pm
Air Quality Permit Hearing on the Vancouver OIL Terminal @ Clark College, Gaiser Hall
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Air Quality Permit Hearing on the Vancouver OIL Terminal @ Clark College, Gaiser Hall
If you can’t make the hearing, submit a comment to Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council here! In June, EFSEC will hold its final major public hearing on the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal. EFSEC will take[...]
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What’s Next in the Fight Against Fossil Fuels – Fossil Fuel Resistance Team Meeting 6:00 pm
What’s Next in the Fight Against Fossil Fuels – Fossil Fuel Resistance Team Meeting @ 350PDX - Central Lutheran Church
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We invite you to join the 350PDX Fossil Fuels Resistance team for a special meeting on Thursday June 22nd from 6-8pm to hear from leaders of the Pacific Northwest Climate Movement about upcoming fights to[...]
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LUBA Oral Arguments on Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Ordinance 11:00 am
LUBA Oral Arguments on Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Ordinance @ Land Use Board of Appeals
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Big Oil and Big Business are teaming up to challenge Portland’s fossil fuel terminal ordinance passed last December! The Western States Petroleum Association and the Portland Business Alliance have asked the Oregon Land Use Board[...]
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What’s Next in the Fight Against Fossil Fuels – Fossil Fuel Resistance Team Meeting 6:00 pm
What’s Next in the Fight Against Fossil Fuels – Fossil Fuel Resistance Team Meeting @ 350PDX - Central Lutheran Church
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We invite you to join the 350PDX Fossil Fuels Resistance team for a special meeting on Thursday June 22nd from 6-8pm to hear from leaders of the Pacific Northwest Climate Movement about upcoming fights to[...]
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