Description: Lawsuit alleging that the Oregon Department of Energy unlawfully allowed construction of a natural gas plant.
Columbia Riverkeeper v. Oregon Department of Energy
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/04/2021 Order Download Motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part. 10/21/2021 Opinion Download Opinion issued regarding motion to dismiss. 03/12/2021 Opposition Download Opposition to motions to dismiss filed by petitioners. 11/02/2020 Petition for Review Download Petition for judicial review filed. Environmental Groups Challenged Authorization for New Natural Gas Plant in Oregon. Columbia Riverkeeper and Friends of the Columbia Gorge filed a lawsuit in Oregon Circuit Court alleging that Oregon Department of Energy unlawfully allowed construction to proceed on the Perennial Wind Chaser Station, a proposed gas-fired power plant that would be a non-base load generating facility. The petitioners alleged that it would be one of the largest stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon. They contended that ODOE’s actions should be reversed or remand based on violations of the Oregon Administrative Procedures Act and the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Act.