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    Gov. Brown, Sen. Merkley, Sen. Wyden: Stand Up Against Trump's Fossil Fuel Agenda in Oregon

    Dear Governor Brown, Senator Merkley, and Senator Wyden: As you know, Donald Trump has an energy agenda that includes support for fossil fuel lobbyists’ projects like the Keystone, Dakota Access, and Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector pipelines instead of investment in clean energy jobs and energy efficiency. As Senator Merkley eloquently said in response: “The proposed Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines have inspired unprecedented grassroots opposition, and for good reason: they would turn on the tap to the dirtiest fossil fuels in the world while threatening drinking water. This executive order is a slap in the face to our tribes and to every American who cares about clean water or a livable planet. Instead of using his power to try to ram these damaging pipelines through, Trump should listen to the voices of the millions who have expressed deep concern about the lasting negative impact these projects would have on our nation. If President Trump wants to advance infrastructure projects to create jobs—and I certainly believe there are a tremendous number of roads, highways, bridges, levees, and power lines that need to be repaired and improved—I invite him to take a look at the comprehensive infrastructure investment package Senate Democrats released today. The Senate Democrats’ package would create many times more jobs while investing in the infrastructure our communities actually need.” Under the Obama administration, the federal government denied permits for the Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. We will now need the support of Senator Merkley and Senator Wyden to ensure that that decision is not reversed and that clean energy investment is part of any infrastructure package that emerges from the U.S. Senate. In addition, we need our state to deny permits for this LNG project and stop allowing an out-of-state corporation to hold landowners hostage and threaten our waterways and climate. We also need Governor Brown to provide active leadership to help create clean energy jobs and put Oregonians to work in creating a clean energy economy. This is a defining moment for Oregon’s elected leaders. As you saw with the marches this past weekend, grassroots Oregonians are organizing for a bold alternative. We need you to stand up to Trump’s fossil fuel industry agenda, not only in the Midwest but here in Oregon. Sincerely, Rogue ClimateCitizens Against LNG Rogue RiverkeeperPipeline Awareness Southern OregonDouglas County Global Warming CoalitionUmpqua WatershedsOregon Women’s Land TrustSouthern Oregon Pachamama AllianceClimate Action CoalitionOnward OregonCommunity Alliance of Lane CountyColumbia River Estuary Action Team350 CorvallisSustainable Energy & Economy Network, Center for Sustainable Economy350 SalemRaging Grannies EugeneThe Climate Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis
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