Text reads: “GTN XPRESS PIPELINE? Fossil fuel corporations are trying to push more fracked gas into the PNW by increasing the capacity of existing pipelines. The GNT Xpress Pipeline would increase climate pollution and is in clear conflict with Oregon’s climate goals and commitment to decrease emissions. Additional illustrations of a map of oregon, Washington, and California showing the length of the pipeline.
Hi Jeanne,

Years of community activism and public pressure have changed the landscape for fracked gas in the Northwest. From stopping pipelines, power plants, and refineries to transitioning buildings away from fracked gas, we are working hard to reduce fracked gas in the Northwest—but the gas industry is pushing a different vision. Fossil fuel pipeline giant TC Energy is proposing to ship a huge quantity of fracked gas into the Northwest via the GTN Xpress project, a major proposed gas expansion in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. GTN Xpress would push more Canadian fracked gas through an aging pipeline despite objections from Oregon, Washington, and California.

Washington’s lead utility regulators have a key role to play in determining whether Northwest ratepayers foot the bill for this unnecessary and risky pipeline expansion. Cascade Natural Gas is one of the main customers for GTN Xpress, and Washington’s Utility and Transportation Commission (WUTC) is responsible for protecting ratepayers and the public from destructive, unnecessary fracked gas projects.

Join us in urging the WUTC to push back on Cascade Natural Gas and TC Energy’s plans to expand fracked gas in the Northwest by commenting on Cascade’s Integrated Resource Plan.
Communities across the Northwest are resisting the gas industry’s expansion plans for good reasons: the risks from GTN Xpress extend beyond ratepayers’ wallets. The company that owns the aging GTN pipeline, TC Energy, was responsible for a major pipeline rupture and oil spill from its Keystone oil pipeline in December 2022.