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    FERC Releases Hearing Dates for the Jordan Cove LNG Export Proposal

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 CONTACT: Allie Rosenbluth, 541-816-2240, allie@rogueclimate.org Federal Agency Releases Hearing Dates for the Jordan Cove LNG Export Proposal Impacted landowners, tribal members, business owners, youth and community members prepare to demand FERC denies “Certificate of Need” at hearings. [WASHINGTON D.C.] - Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released hearing dates for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. Though Oregon has already denied a necessary clean water permit for the project, FERC is still considering permits for Jordan Cove LNG. Hearings for the project will take place the week of June 24 in Coos, Douglas, Jackson, and Klamath counties. Coos County: Monday, June 24, 2019, 1-8pm, Southwestern Oregon Community College Hale Center for the Performing Arts (1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR) Douglas County: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 1-8pm, South Umpqua High School (501 Chadwick Lane, Myrtle Creek, OR) Jackson County: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1-8pm, Ramada Medford Hotel and Conference Center (2250 Biddle Road, Medford, OR) Klamath County: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1-8pm, Klamath County Fairgrounds/Event Center (3531 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, OR)   More information online here.
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    Jordan Cove LNG Response to Department of State Lands Information Request Insufficient

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allie Rosenbluth, allie@rogueclimate.org Jordan Cove LNG Response to Department of State Lands Information Request Insufficient Oregonians Call for Removal-Fill Permit Denial Based on Recent DEQ Clean Water Act Permit Denial [SALEM, OR] Less than a week after the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) denied a critical Clean Water Act permit for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline, Canadian fossil fuel corporation Pembina responded to an information request from the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) regarding their application for a “Removal-Fill” permit to excavate millions of cubic yards of materials from Oregon wetlands and waterways to export fracked gas overseas. DSL’s substantial concerns, issued in an April information request, includes the project’s impact on Oregon’s waterways, public safety, failure to demonstrate a need for the project, and the company’s lack of local land-use permits. “The Department of Environmental Quality denied Clean Water Act permits for Jordan Cove LNG because there are not reasonable assurances that the project will comply with Oregon’s water quality standards, which the agency laid out in over 200-pages critiquing the project,” said Stacey Detwiler, Conservation Director of Rogue Riverkeeper. “We urge the Department of State Lands to hold this project to the same standards that the Department of Environmental Quality did last week and deny this permit.”
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