Jackson County Commissioners oppose proposed LNG pipeline after 700 local residents sign petitions and many comment at commission meetings
The Jackson County Commissioners have sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking the agency to uphold its decision to deny Jordan Cove/Pacific Connectors application to build a 232-mile pipeline through southern Oregon to export fracked gas from a terminal at Coos Bay.
Veresen and Williams, the out-of-state companies that would stand to profit from the proposed project, have asked FERC to reconsider its denial that was issued March 11.Read more
Rogue Climate has partnered with Oregon Action and other local organizations to send a nonpartisan questionnaire to all candidates for state office, from the governor’s race to the local contest to replace retiring State Representative Peter Buckley and other legislative and executive offices.
Called “Commitment to Our Community,” the questionnaire asks state candidates of all parties for specific positions on 12 issues, including the Healthy Climate Act that was not passed by the 2016 legislature but will come up again in 2017, and the LNG export terminal and pipeline.
Click here to view the questionnaire, and let the candidates know you are looking forward to their responses. Rogue Climate does not endorse candidates, but we will share those responses before ballots go in the mail on April 27.
By Diana Reynolds Roome
Water has been called liquid gold – not just because it could be the next big investment opportunity, but because it’s a precious commodity for all of us. Did you know that every drop of water that falls on to blacktop or concrete in Rogue Valley towns and cities drains into creeks, then to Gold Beach where it flows into the ocean and becomes salt water? Or that as soon as water falls from the sky on to the ground, it’s the property of the state? However, if that water falls on your roof, you can catch and keep it for your own use.Read more