Huge Statewide Rally; Packed Merkley Forum

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Yesterday was an incredible day for the movement to stop fracked gas exports through Oregon and instead, speed up our transition to cleaner energy. 

Over 600 people from different parts of the state, different political backgrounds, and different organizations came together to ask Gov. Brown to “have our back” and stand with Oregonians against fracked gas exports.                                   

Check out some of the media stories linked below.
 
Speakers included Rep. Peter Buckley, Tribal leader Kathy Sampson Kruse, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.  Rep. Buckley reminded the crowd that if these projects go through, it “is an assault, not just on the environment, but an assault on democracy, an assault on all of the values and aspirations that the children and people of Oregon hold dear.” 
 
After the rally, we marched together to the Department of State Lands to ask them to use their power to deny necessary permits for both of the proposed LNG export projects.
 
Back home in Jackson County, Sen. Merkley faced a full town hall crowd in Central Point that challenged him on his position to support the Jordan Cove LNG export project. At one point Merkley asked for a show of hands. The response was overwhelmingly opposed to the project. 

This summer we need to keep building this movement in Jackson County and around the state, and we need all hands on deck.
LNG Summer Volunteer Kickoff
Thur. June 11, 5:30-6:30
The back deck at Capers Restaurant (Snacks provided!)
35 N. Central Avenue, Medford 
 
Come meet others who are involved in this campaign, and find out how you can get involved in the next steps.
 
You can also DONATE HERE to help fund the LNG campaign moving forward. 
 
A huge thanks to everyone who made the trip to Salem and all of the coalition partners around the state. 

Together, we can stop this project and speed up our transition to cleaner energy instead. 

Media links from yesterday 

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2015/05/26/lng-protest-draws-hundreds-around-oregon/27989113/

http://www.kgw.com/story/news/2015/05/26/oregon-rancher-refuses-natural-gas-pipeline-on-property/27969135/

http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/Protestors-rally-at--305074361.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2015/05/oregon-rancher-refuses-to-allow-lng-pipeline-on.html

http://ecowatch.com/2015/05/26/reject-lng-exports/

http://kuow.org/post/lng-foes-take-message-oregon-capitol

http://www.kcby.com/news/local/No-LNG-no-pipeline---protesters-rally-against-natural-gas-projects-305106911.html

http://www.kval.com/news/local/No-LNG-no-pipeline---protesters-rally-against-natural-gas-projects-305106911.html

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