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Because of you, we sent 7,000 comments saying “No!” to PGE’s fracked gas proposals to Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council. That’s seven times more comments than they have ever received. Now you have an opportunity to break the record again

The science is clear that fracked gas leads to catastrophic global warming impacts. We cannot depend on President Trump to take climate action, so it is doubly important that Oregon leads the way in preventing new fossil fuel infrastructure.  

Building new gas-fired power plants will lock Oregon into decades of climate-disrupting fossil fuel energy at a moment when clean energy sources like wind and solar are more affordable than ever. This is the wrong path for our state, and a disappointing step backward from Oregon’s largest utility.

Take action for our climate: send a comment to the Oregon Public Utility Commission today.  
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Dear OPUC Chair Hardie, Commissioners Bloom and Decker, I strongly urge you to deny PGE’s proposed energy plan because it favors building unnecessary gas-fired power plants, and fails to adequately evaluate renewable energy resources to replace the retiring Boardman coal plant. Building new gas-fired power plants would lock Oregon into decades of climate-disrupting fossil fuel energy and unpredictable gas prices - all at a time when prices for clean energy sources like wind and solar are more affordable than ever. Increasing our reliance on cost-volatile methane gas is too risky for customers. This is the wrong path for achieving Oregon’s climate goals, a bad deal for PGE customers, and a disappointing step backward from Oregon’s largest utility. Please direct PGE to revise its plan by taking a close look at clean energy sources like wind and solar instead of rushing ahead to commit Oregon to risky gas-fired power plants. cc: Jim Piro, PGE CEO