On May 22nd, 2018, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a 60-day public comment period for two important Clean Water Act permits. for the Jordan Cove Energy Project which would build a LNG pipeline across Oregon. We’re asking Oregon Governor Kate Brown and our state agencies, including the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of State Lands, to deny permits, certificates and easements for this project once and for all. Oregon needs to transition to clean energy that can create jobs and protect our quality of life, not develop the first fracked gas export terminal on the West Coast.
Similar gas pipelines in Oregon, New York and Maryland have been stopped through the Clean Water Act process because of impacts to rivers, streams and wetlands. UU principlesOur include “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”. You can help by writing comments to let Oregon state agencies know your thoughts by clicking this link.
A Canadian fossil fuel corporation, called Pembina, wants to build the Jordan Cove Energy Project to export fracked liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada and the Rockies through southern Oregon to Coos Bay and then to Asia. This would require the 229-mile Pacific Connector pipeline across private and public land, creating a 95-foot wide clearcut through southwest Oregon’s forests, farms and rivers.
The pipeline would terminate in an export facility on the North Spit in the Port of Coos Bay, in southern Oregon. The facility would be located in the tsunami hazard zone, subjecting over 16,000 people to hazardous burns in the case of an accident. This project would pollute nearly 500 waterways and harm salmon, impact hundreds of landowners, threaten tribal territories and burial grounds, raise energy prices, and create one of the largest source of climate pollution in Oregon.
Community organizations, tribes, businesses, and concerned residents are standing up for clean energy, rural communities, and our quality of life in southern Oregon and northern California.
The federal government denied the FERC permit for the project in March 2016, and upheld its decision again in December 2016. Under the new administration, the pipeline company is trying again and filed a new application in January 2017.
Even if our federal government changes its decision, Oregon’s state agencies can still stop the project.