FERC Public Hearing on the Pacific Connector LNG Pipeline

Raise your voice for a faster transition to cleaner energy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Meeting on the Jordan Cove-Pacific Connector Liquified Natural Gas Export Project on December 11th, 2014 at Central High School (815 S Oakdale Ave) in Medford from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Rally at 5:00pm. 

While we work hard to get action on a faster transition to cleaner energy and greater energy efficiency here in the Rogue Valley, we also must support community groups in Coos Bay, Douglas County, and Jackson County that are standing up to steps that take us backwards like the Pacific Connector liquefied natural gas pipeline and export facility. 

This pipeline will transport 1.2 billion cubic feet of fracked natural gas per year from the Rockies, across public and private lands in Jackson County (even if landowners are opposed), out to Coos Bay, and to overseas markets. It will benefit corporate special interests at the expense of our local communities’ safety, private property rights, climate, and clean energy future. 

On December 11th, the Federal Energy Regulatory will hold a public meeting on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project that was just issued.  

Incredibly,the environmental impact statement that FERC issued for this project that did not consider the effect of fracking at all! Recent studies show that once this gas is fracked, transported, exported and then burned, the climate impacts will be worse than pollution from coal in many cases. Check out our LNG fact sheet here.

Residents in Coos Bay want the state and federal government to help develop sustainable jobs strategies for coastal communities like theirs. But many residents don’t want a project that will damage their environment, fishing businesses, and tourist trade; aggravate climate change; and put their community at risk by placing a hazardous LNG export facility in a tsunami and earthquake zone.

The company that would be responsible for building the pipeline, Williams, has had four facility or pipeline explosions in the last two years, injuring multiple workers and putting communities at risk.

We all need to raise our voices on this one.  Can you come to the hearing? 

This is the main chance for your voice to be counted.  The corporate profiteers will use every resource to make it look like Oregonians want this project. We all need to be heard.

For more information please go to the Rogue Riverkeeper website, or the Citizens Against LNG Website, or check out this 6min video.

To volunteer, fill out this volunteer form and we will give you a call to get you plugged in! 


 

Other hearings in our region

  • Coos BayMonday, December 8th at 6 pm – Southwest Oregon Community College, Hales Performing Arts Center, 1988 Newmark Ave.
  • RoseburgTuesday, December 9th at 6 pm – Umpqua Community College, Lang Center, 1140 Umpqua College Rd.
  • CanyonvilleWednesday, December 10th at 6 pm – Seven Feathers Casino, Hotel & Convention Center, 146 Chief Miwaleta Ln.
  • Klamath FallsFriday, December 12th at 6 pm – Oregon Institute of Technology, College Union Auditorium, 3201 Campus Drive.
  • Malin: Saturday, December 13th at 6 pm – Malin Community Hall, 2307 Front Street.
WHEN
December 11, 2014 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
Central High School
815 S Oakdale Ave
Medford, OR 97501
United States
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