How Can I Get Involved?
1. Sign on to our letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Sign your name to our letter to FERC urging them to deny this pipeline expansion proposal.
2. Join the People’s Hearing
FERC isn’t holding public events for community members to weigh-in on GTN XPress–so communities are coming together to host our own. On February 13th, join the People’s Hearing to Stop GTN XPress for the opportunity to give your own testimony and hear from community leaders and advocates from across the Northwest (including US Senator Jeff Merkley). Your testimony will be shared directly with FERC to send a strong message that people in the Northwest oppose new fossil fuel infrastructure.
WHEN: Monday, February 13, 5:00 pm PT
WHERE: Attend Virtually: Register for the Zoom link here
3. Submit a comment to FERC
To file a comment with FERC, use their EFile system and the GTN Docket # (CP22-2-000). For first time filers especially, the process can be complex, but these instructions will guide you through the process. FERC also offers a video on the process which can be found here. If you have any issues in filing you can email FERC’s Office of Public Participation at OPP@ferc.gov or by phone at (202)502-6595.
What to include:
Tell FERC to deny this application because the impacts to the climate, utility ratepayers, and to public health are too great. Be specific! Include your concerns and ways you may personally be impacted.
- FERC’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) doesn’t fully capture the scope of upstream emissions and the GTN XPress proposal contradicts the emission reduction goals Oregon and Washington have set. Tell FERC why GTN XPress is bad for the climate and how climate change impacts you and your community
- Do you live near the existing GTN pipeline route? Were you notified about this proposal, or given any opportunities to weigh in at earlier FERC decision points? Tell FERC what was missing from public outreach to impacted communities.
- FERC’s FEIS fails to identify the potential for leaks and accidents by adding more pressure to this old pipeline infrastructure. Tell FERC how risk of pipeline leaks, accidents, or explosions would impact you and the community you live in.
- Are you a rate payer of Cascade Natural or Intermountain Gas utilities? Tell FERC that you don’t want to pay higher utility bills because of expensive and unnecessary infrastructure projects like GTN XPress.
Example: I live in Klamath County, Oregon and do not want to see more fracked gas flowing through the GTN pipeline which cuts through my community. Until recently I was totally unaware of this proposal and do not believe mine, or other communities along the pipeline route were given an opportunity to adequately voice our concerns about the environmental impacts this project would have. I am concerned about the increased risk of leaks, explosions, or other accidents with an increase to the capacity in this old pipeline and the detrimental impact that could have on our rivers, streams, and wildlife.