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Voice Your Comments on NW Natural's Proposed Rate Increase
March 22, 2022

We have an urgent request: please tell the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) what you think about NW Natural’s request to increase gas customer rates by $81 million – or an average bill increase of 11.8 percent for residential customers – by submitting a public comment to the OPUC.

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NW Natural wants to continue expanding their methane gas infrastructure, increasing executives bonuses and shareholder profits, and spreading pro-gas advertising. 

By supporting further growth of the gas industry, this rate hike will increase energy burdens for already struggling Oregon families, worsen the climate crisis, and pollute the air we breathe.

Climate Solutions has joined with a group of partner environmental, climate, environmental justice, and community-led social justice organizations to officially oppose this rate increase. NW Natural and their supporters in the oil and gas industry are doing everything in their power to quash both our complaint and our participation in this public process, so we need your help.

Tell the PUC that more methane gas is a bad investment

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Help us protect our air and climate. Urge the Oregon Public Utility Commission to reject NW Natural's proposed rate hike.

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Author Bio

Greer Ryan

Oregon Clean Buildings Policy Manager, Climate Solutions

Greer works to advance policies and regulations that will drive a rapid transition to 100% clean, safe, and equitable buildings for all. 

Prior to joining Climate Solutions, Greer was a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at the Center for Biological Diversity. In this role, she advanced various energy justice policy solutions, including reducing barriers to distributed solar, ensuring consumer protections from utility shutoffs, and increasing transparency and accountability of utility influence spending.  

Greer holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University and a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley. She is currently an evening law student at Lewis & Clark Law School. In her free time, Greer enjoys exploring Oregon's beautiful outdoors with her dog, swimming, and vegan baking.