Coos Bay Community Members Continues to Challenge Jordan Cove LNG after City Council Votes 4-3 to Approve Dredging[COOS BAY, OR] The City of Coos Bay voted 4-3 to approve a request for Pembina to rezone a sensitive part of the estuary from protected to industrial-use for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. This decision can be appealed to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). The City voted against recommendations from Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) to deny the proposal. LCOG is a neutral party the City hired to review the application and comments from community members, and to make a recommendation to City Council. City Council chambers overflowed with about 90 people in red no LNG t-shirts and 60 people in support of Jordan Cove LNG. Local organizations including the Coos Bay Chapter Surfrider Foundation, Citizens for Renewables, Coast Range Forest Watch, and Rogue Climate held a “Rally to Protect the Bay” outside of City Hall before the meeting started.read moreWe are still blown away by the #noLNG events in Salem last Thursday. Nearly 1,000 impacted landowners, tribal members, fishers, students, climate advocates, and more came to Salem to send Governor Kate Brown a clear message that now is the time to stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline.Thank you to everyone who showed up, made phone calls and sent text messages, talked to their neighbors, cooked meals for volunteers, and more to make this incredible day a huge success. With only a few months before the federal government can approve the use of eminent domain and tree clearing on private lands, now is a critical moment to pressure Governor Kate Brown to stand with our communities. Oregon state agencies have two critical permit decisions coming up in early 2020. Can you help build off of last week's momentum, and call Governor Brown now at (503) 378-4582 to ask her to oppose Jordan Cove LNG?read more
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