A group of extreme climate alarmists is pulling out all stops to get the Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) to finally shutter Alaska’s largest clean coal fired powerplant – Healy 2.

Last year, the GVEA board voted to decommission the plant by the end of 2024, and to redirect its efforts into unproven wind and solar energy generation.

News of the plant’s pending closure was initially praised by a radical left-wing social activist group, the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition (FCAC), which took credit for the decision, saying it was the result of more than five years of targeted activism.

Now, however, the climate activists are upset because the electric company is not acting quickly enough to dismantle the powerplant.

The FCAC believes that rejecting fossil fuels will help expand and strengthen leftist goals like widening abortion access, fighting colonialism and addressing systemic inequities across Alaska.

The GVEA cooperative was formed nearly 80 years ago, when locals were looking for ways to provide reasonably priced electricity to rural parts of Interior Alaska. Today, GVEA serves nearly 100,000 residents in Fairbanks and Interior regions.

Climate activists, however, want Alaska to completely transition away from all fossil fuels – including low-cost coal and even natural gas – a move that will likely mean much higher electricity bills.

“It’s clear GVEA has heard our concerns and ideas, yet they’ve been slow to act on implementing any new renewable projects,” the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition stated in a recent call to action. “GVEA has made many commitments, including: to close down Healy Unit 2 coal plant and develop a large-scale wind farm, 2 pieces of their 5 part Strategic Generation Plan (SGP); to implement a tariffed on-bill financing program; and to create a community solar project.”

Climate activists aim to flood the July 25 GVEA board meeting to pressure them into rejecting carbon energy and moving forward with plans to shutter the Healy 2 plant.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. People may attend and testify in-person at 758 Illinois Street or remotely. Those interested in commenting must sign up by 6:45pm on 7/25 by emailing or texting (907) 978-0547.

Formed in November 2015, FCAC whole heartedly ascribes to the controversial notion that man-made climate change is destroying the earth, and that the main culprit is human dependence on fossil fuels. They are also staunch defenders of abortion. The FCAC’s website describes itself as a “growing group of concerned citizens motivated by the moral, spiritual, and scientific duty to take action” for “the earth, and all living beings.”

FCAC claims that abortion and climate change are related. Last year, the group stated that “the people on the frontlines of climate change are also on the frontlines of reproductive justice, folks who hold multiple marginalized identities cannot choose between which crisis to solve, our movements and our organizing are on the frontlines of both of these intersecting movements.”

The group’s website states that moving away from fossil fuels will help expand and strengthen leftist goals like widening abortion access, fighting colonialism and addressing systemic inequities across Alaska.

Ultimately the FCAC group seeks to pressure energy companies in Alaska to retire all existing coal plants over the next 10 to 30 years to meet the United Nation’s 2050 goals related to climate change.

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Climate alarmists demand electric company finally shutter Alaska’s largest clean coal-fired plant

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I’ll start the comments with this: How many days of sunshine have we had that would supply us with solar power? The evil has been kept us under clouds for the most part of nine months at least. What a joke! Time for people to rally against this additional genocidal step.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    United Nation’s 2050 goals related to climate change.
    Who cares what the United Nations said.
    How stupid are these people, don’t they know where there electric comes from by burning LNG to make the electricity. These yahoos living in Fairbanks are going to freeze.
    Next you won’t be able to burn wood to heat your homes. Let’s go back to living in caves.
    All these people that Will be showing up at this meeting. Probably came in a vehicle burning fossil fuels, they’ve lost their minds. Stop the Madness

  • Momma Bear says:

    I am strongly opposed to wind and solar equipment destroying the natural landscape and beauty of Alaska. Where does all this LARGE equipment go when it is used or broken beyond repair? To be buried in a landfill! THAT is NOT Good Stewardship of our land they are so desperately claiming they want to save! Hypocrisy at its finest!

    • Steven Chappell says:

      Solar Panels cannot go into the landfill, and they also can’t be reutilized.

    • Michael P Hughes says:

      And no one is discussing the negative environmental issues of building and transporting solar panels (reall,solar panels in Alaska…) and wind turbines.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Dunceleavy gives a boost to these idiots as he approves flatulent capture!

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    The FCAC’s website describes itself as a “growing group of concerned citizens motivated by the moral, spiritual, and scientific duty to take action” for “the earth, and all living beings.”

    The listed ‘spiritual’ element is a cult and the gullible are following the wrong shepherd. There is no real science as it is the kind of ‘studies’ that set up the ‘research’ to ‘support’ the hypothesis which is a false narrative. It is all about power, control and money. And yes, now pretty convincingly genocide and population control in efforts to form their globalist elitist world with just enough controlled worker drones to power the utoptic elitist lifestyle. These (activist) cultists are fools. They are all expendable.

  • Steve P Peterson says:

    If Fairbanksans allow this to happen, they deserve it. Level-headed realists need to come out in droves and counter this insanity. Come on you guys! Get out and do something!
    As for the greenie folk, let them freeze their arses off.

  • Lobo says:

    Okay.. Juneau, and Fairbanks first.

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    They still can’t say why they oppose hydro. Clean, cheap, efficient, and forever. How about nuclear? Also clean, cheap, efficient and pretty much forever. These climate hippies need a dose of reality.

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Calling Healy 2 a “clean” coal fired power plant is disingenuous. There is nothing “clean” about using coal to produce electricity. You can reduce particulate emissions to a degree, but all that CO2 is still being pumped straight up into the atmosphere. If we could limit the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere to 350 ppm, we could stabilize climate change. But right now that level is 420 ppm and climbing. You can scream all you want about your personal comfort, convenience, and “prosperity,” but don’t pretend you care about the world your grandkids and great-grandkids inherit, because you DON’T.

    • Michael P Hughes says:

      If you would follow TRUE science you would know that climate change is natural and it is the height of hubris to think that humans can stop it.

  • Steve says:

    They should make these climate activist camp next to a wind farm for a month straight, and not allowed to leave the area; THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…THUMP…
    Maybe the obnoxious noise will solidify the mush they have for brains.

  • Lucinda says:

    Climate change deniers are anti science and anti future.

    • Fat Albert says:

      Actually we do believe in science along with the rules of thermal dynamics. And speaking of those rules, have you ever given any thought to Entropy? Or what side of the decimal point are we talking about? Or how many places where that digit zero may change due to man made activity? Its interesting that your science never talks about that. Yes, we are changing the climate, but that’s not the question is it?

      • Lucinda says:

        Fat. Did you know there is no such thing as thermal dynamics? Look it up. The rest of your post is unintelligible.

    • Fourtwenty says:

      If you haven’t figured out climate change is a scam then give all your money to Al Gore he will save you.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      We are getting very tired of hearing the phrase “climate change deniers” and similar. Good change is coming and I am looking forward to it!

    • StopTheMadnesz says:

      I’m not sure we could actually be more pro-science and pro-future than actively engaging in the biological and social processes needed to procreate and raise the next generation, but, nice try, Lucinda

    • Steven Chappell says:

      Go look at the interview by Patrick Moore founder of Greenpeace and you will see the undeniable dispute to your so-called science. The earth is not warming the way they say, and records have only been kept for just over 150 years.

      • Lucinda says:

        No. See, you don’t know scientific data. There’s relevant data in tree rings, ocean sediments and glacial ice.

        And BTW, Moore’s story is fifty years old and has been repeatedly debunked

  • Boris says:

    Hows does anyone live in Alaska and believe in global warming..
    They have money to im sure because Murkowski vowed to make Ak the leader in clean/green energy leading up to the mid terms. Then she voted to add $4 Trillion to our national debt to get all the money she had earmarked for Al projects.

  • Lucinda says:

    Joel finally got tired of me and has released me into the wild

  • Thomas A. Loaiza says:

    If not electricity from coal and fossil fuels just how do they plan on living??? Look around! There are no good alternatives. Wind and Solar are not going to do it. And there already protesting Nuclear Power. It’s great to want a clean planet but you have to have another plan before you give up the one you have.
    I say the Coal Plant is our best option at this point.
    Nice Try.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Alaska Carbon Reduction Strategy – for more information check out these links:
    Story Map provided by GIS Dowl at
    DOT&PF Statewide Projects site at

  • Shelia says:

    Let the climate greenies set up their solar panels on their roofs, and their wind farm and live by it during the Alaskan winter. Then they also might be reminded that Texas had wind farms that froze in the winter. Oh, and by the way solar will not work well in clouds or during the months of darkness. So let them live with their so-called technology in the worst months and then tell the rest of us about it. The fact is that the earth has different needs and different solutions for different regions. Maybe they could move to California, where solar makes a lot more sense.

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      Hey Shelia tell me what your friend who slouches in the governor’s chair is doing on this for our state! Farting in a bag and pumping the gas down a hole?

    • Lucinda says:

      So-called technology ? Do you know how stupid that sounds?

  • Craig says:

    Lucinda, maybe instead of attacking Shelia by commenting on her use of words you could directly address/refute her statements about this how “technology” will not work here in Alaska. I’m sure many folks would like to hear that. I would certainly like to hear how people in Fairbanks will heat their homes when it’s dark and -45.

    • Steve P Peterson says:

      Craig, why do you guys even give the time of day to Chucky and Lucy? Don’t feed the trolls! They are probably paid to post on conservative sites.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Steve, sometimes feeding the trolls brings out more good information. In addition, if there are new people reading these boards, there will be no doubt left in their minds about who the paid minions are and who the humanity-loving people are.

  • Mortified says:

    What is more stupid than a rock, has less common sense than a dirt worm, who also think they are smarter
    than anyone else and demands to tell us how we all should live. They are also the same brainless ones that think they can change climates, change seasons, raise and lower earths temperatures, and again are so much smarter than the common man which has no ability to know what is right and good. They are so stupid, they have spent billions, hampered millions, and still have not caused the climate to change one minut ioda!
    Tell these greenie money grabbing blood suckers to leave us alone, they are not God, they will never be God, quit acting like God, let God do what only God can do!!! Leave coal, gas, diesel, wood, alone! They are going to be around a whole lot longer than you greenie!!

  • George says:

    These people are a direct threat to my safety and well being. They are the enemy within, and should be dealt with accordingly.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Amen. You know this means Dunleavy also right? He is in support of this and so is Kevin McCabe and who knows who else. All enemies from within.

  • LJ says:

    I counted about 16 people in that photo. All misled and uninformed. Go get a job and raise a family and try to live without electricity and heat.