STOP GTN XPRESS

 

Map of current proposed call areas for floating offshore wind in Oregon. Source: OROWindMap

WHAT IS THE GTN XPRESS?

TC Pipelines (the company that brought you Keystone XL) is moving forward to to add 250 million cubic feet per day of fracked gas capacity to its Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) pipeline. That’s enough gas to serve 1.2 million households each day.  This project, called GTN XPress, is a major expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, which our climate cannot afford. 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will approve or deny GTN XPress in late 2022 or 2023. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was released June 30, and comments are due August 22 on the DEIS. Submit a comment to FERC here. 

For more information on the details of the project, check out the Draft Environmental Impact Statement here.

GTN IS A STEP BACK FOR CLIMATE ACTION

The GTN XPress Pipeline will make it nearly impossible to meet Oregon’s and Washington’s greenhouse gas laws, which our communities have organized for years to pass. FERC calculated that GTN Xpress could emit 3 million metric tons of greenhouse gas equivalent, which would increase greenhouse gas emissions in Idaho by 16%, Washington by 3.8%, and Oregon by 7.7% every year. Washington’s and Oregon’s laws, however, require decreasing emissions by 95% and 75%, respectively, by 2050. We will not meet our climate goals by increasing emissions. 

TIME TO ORGANIZE 

TC Energy seeks to accomplish this huge increase of fracked gas capacity by expanding or building four new compressor stations along the GTN pipeline. Just three expanded compressor stations are equivalent to 75 miles of new pipeline. TC Energy can increase profits by shipping more fracked gas without the controversy of building a new pipeline—a strategy that others in the fracked gas industry may adopt. 

If communities come together, we can organize to stop dangerous fossil fuel projects like the GTN XPress Pipeline, and put Oregon’s climate goals into action.

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE GTN XPRESS PIPELINE:

1. GET INVOLVED

Sign up to join the campaign to stop the GTN XPress Pipeline Expansion. Put “GTN” in the comments so you can stay in the loop.

2. LEARN MORE

Watch the “What is GTN XPress?” webinar from Columbia Riverkeeper.

3. TAKE ACTION

Ask Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to oppose GTN XPress by sending an
email today.

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