Northwest Natural Gas and other fracked gas utilities are spending massive amounts of money on a campaign to promote so-called natural gas as a sustainable and carbon-free fuel for the future. But a recent report, “Methane Gas: Health, Safety, and Decarbonization,” tells a different story of just how dangerous and deadly methane gas really is. Supported by 64 organizations from around the Pacific Northwest the report is intended to curtail confusion created by Northwest Natural and other fossil fuel entities’ purposeful misinformation campaigns targeting elected officials and the public.
On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with two people involved in researching and writing this report: Dineen O’Rourke with 350PDX and Dylan Plummer with the Sierra Club.
Dylan Plummer is a senior campaign representative with the Sierra Club working on decarbonizing buildings across Oregon and Washington. He is also the board secretary and a co-founder of Breach Collective, a non profit worker collective fighting for a just transition off of fossil fuels.
Dineen O'Rourke is is the Campaign Manager with 350PDX and works with volunteers on the organization's fossil fuel resistance and divestment campaigns.