Tuesday, May 14, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allie Rosenbluth, firstname.lastname@example.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.”read moreRogue Climate is seeking a full time Coos County Field Organizer to stop the Jordan Cove LNG project and transition to clean energy. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to recruit and support volunteers and coordinate between diverse groups. This position is an opportunity to engage with communities that are most impacted by the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and to build a powerful grassroots movement to stop the fracked gas project and transition to clean energy.read more
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