Fossil fuel companies are trying to build two climate-disaster fracked gas projects in Oregon. You've heard (and probably taken action with us against!) Jordan Cove, a fracked gas pipeline that would cut through Southern Oregon to meet a new export terminal on the Oregon Coast. Now, there's another monster to fight: "Perennial Wind Chaser," a proposal for a new fracked gas power plant in Eastern Oregon. And right now, you can help us stop both of them.
Oregon agencies have the power to deny these two fracked gas projects, and they must do so because they lock us into fossil fuel energy for decades to come.
Perennial Wind Chaser Station
Sounds like a nice new wind farm, doesn't it? Nope. A fracked gas power plant. The Perennial project was approved back in 2015—before the serious climate impacts from fracked-gas production were fully understood. Construction on the facility has been delayed, in part, because the company has not been able to find a purchaser for the dirty power that would be generated by the facility. That’s why Perennial is now asking to extend the deadline to break ground and build the power plant.
More information on the Perennial project on the Columbia Riverkeeper website here (https://tinyurl.com/columbiaRiverkeeper).
Join us in telling Governor Brown and the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) to reject the so-called Perennial Wind Chaser facility (aka fracked gas power plant) proposed near Hermiston, Oregon. (https://tinyurl.com/NoPerennial)
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