Portland Art Museum Protest April 27th

March 22, 2024

Take climate action and join F Minus, 350 PDX, and Sunrise PDX in calling on the Portland Art Museum to cut ties with their lobbying firm Gallatin Public Affairs, which also represents Cascade Natural Gas and the Williams Companies, one of the biggest gas pipeline companies in America. We are also calling on groups who share lobbyists with NW Natural to cut ties with these lobbyists.

  • Where: Shemanski Park, across the street from the Portland Art Museum (SW Park Ave, between SW Jefferson and SW Madison Streets).
  • When: Sat Apr 27, 2024 3pm
  • What: Hear from leaders of F Minus and 350 PDX, and artists and activists focused on the climate crisis.

This event is RAIN OR SHINE.

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Background on the Portland Art Museum:

As reported in Street Roots, the Portland Art Museum has featured the work of artists focused on the climate crisis–and yet its own lobbying firm Gallatin Public Affairs is making the crisis worse by promoting further dependence on fossil fuels on behalf of its clients Cascade Natural Gas and the Williams Companies.

Background on Cascade Natural Gas:

Cascade Natural Gas is promoting further dependence on fracked gas for Oregon. In February 2024, a group of 10 climate justice organizations submitted comments to the Oregon Public Utilities Commission, asking it to deny a Cascade Natural Gas long-term plan to purchase fracked gas from the Gas Transmission Northwest Xpress pipeline project. The promise of Cascade and other companies buying more of its fracked gas helped TC Energy win Federal approval to expand this pipeline.

Background on the Williams Companies:

The Williams Companies is one of the largest operators of gas pipelines in the country. Increasingly, their pipelines are being used to carry fracked gas, which is extremely harmful to communities near fracking operations. And contrary to the myth of gas as a “clean fuel,” that Williams and other gas companies have tried to spread, we now know that methane from gas emissions is a major driver of global warming.

Background on NW Natural:

As reported by the Oregon Capital Chronicle, NW Natural is greenwashing its image in Oregon by sharing lobbying firms with environmental and health care groups who work to help victims of the climate crisis. NW Natural Gas has a reputation for taking their plays from Big Tobacco’s playbook, through greenwashing, and using their corporate money to influence and mislead the public and cities on their product’s environmental impact, e.g. working against the City of Eugene’s ban on natural gas in new buildings. In Oregon, health care and environmental groups also share lobbyists with NW Natural, despite the dangers gas poses to human health and the environment.

 

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