After two funerals, the Methane Monster Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal and evil sibling Pacific Connector Zombie Pipeline have been re-animated by Donald Trump and Canadian energy giant Pembina Corporation.
“Methane Monster” by Dom at Arctodesign.com
This Halloween, we have a sneak preview of one of the scariest fossil fuel projects in the world. Here are the top ten scariest facts about the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.
Nearly 400 rivers and streams would be threatened, including the Klamath, Rogue, Umpqua, Coos, and Coquille rivers, as well as the Coos Bay estuary. Crossings would impact communities, businesses and wild salmon that rely on clean water.
Natural gas is highly explosive. Above-ground portions of the pipeline would be located in wildfire-prone areas of southern Oregon.
The terminal would be located in the tsunami zone on the coast, placing over 16,000 people in the “Hazardous Burn Zone.”
Farmer and landowner rights will be trampled by a Canadian corporation. Nearly 600 private landowners will be impacted along the pipeline route and many will be threatened with eminent domain if they do not settle for a small, one-time payment for permanent use of their land.
Traditional tribal territories, cultural resources, and burial grounds are threatened by the pipeline. In response, the Karuk, Yurok, and Klamath Tribes have all passed resolutions opposing the pipeline.
Exporting our natural gas would raise prices for consumers here at home by 36-54%.
Nearly 1,800 temporary residents from outside local communities would descend on coastal and pipeline route towns during the construction phase. Corporate CEOs promise that dozens of jobs will remain after construction, but history has proven that such promises are rarely kept. Renewable energy development creates far more jobs than natural gas.
The pipeline would require a large, permanent, highway-sized clearcut through beautiful Oregon forests.
The export terminal and increased fracking would make climate change worse. The terminal would soon become one of the largest greenhouse gas emitter in Oregon.
The Project will be reviewed by and probably rubber-stamped by Trump’s handpicked federal appointees.
But… this horror film doesn’t need to have a bad ending. We can chop the head off of this monster before it snakes across our beautiful landscapes and through our pristine waterways.
Oregon officials can stop this project and they need to hear from you!
Call Governor Brown at 503.378.4582 and ask her to take a leadership role in stopping this spooky monster.
Find your Representatives HERE and ask them to oppose the Pacific Connector Pipeline.
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The face of the Zombie Pipeline still haunting Southern Oregon.