[Washington, D.C.] - Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted 2-1 against Jordan Cove LNG. Commissioner McNamee stated that FERC needed more time to review permit denials from the State of Oregon, including last night’s Coastal Zone permit denial, while Commissioner Glick said the project was not in the public interest.Read more
[SALEM, OR] On Wednesday evening, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DCLD) denied the Coastal Zone Management Act “Federal Consistency Review” for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. This is another significant blow to the Jordan Cove LNG project, which, after 15 years and fierce opposition, has failed to qualify for critical state permits for the project.Read more
TINDERBOX 2020 WITH ROGUE CLIMATE:
In the third iteration of the Tinderbox residency, Signal Fire will embed an artist for three months at Rogue Action Center in Medford, Oregon. There, the artist will produce a body of work in response to Rogue Climate’s mission and/or current campaigns. The selected artist will work alongside Rogue Climate’s team, using a signature Signal Fire 12×12 white canvas tent as their on-site studio.
This residency is intended to foster creative exchange between Rogue Climate and a Southern Oregon based artist. Eligible applicants must be able to consistently work from the Rogue Climate Medford office. Signal Fire and Rogue Climate will give the artist a stipend totaling $3,000, logistical support, and lend gear as needed.
The residency will take place in April, May, and June of 2020. The work resulting from Tinderbox will be considered for 2021 exhibitions, Leaf Litter publications, or special events as may apply.
Applications due by February 29th at www.signalfirearts.org/programs/tinderbox
Facing Widespread Opposition, Jordan Cove LNG Withdraws Application to Oregon Department of State Lands
[SALEM, OR] - Amidst enormous public opposition and just one week before the Department of State Lands (DSL) was set to make a decision on a critical Removal-Fill permit on the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, Pembina has withdrawn their application to the agency.
On Tuesday, DSL issued a rejection of a request for Pembina to extend the agencies timeline, noting the Canadian fossil fuel corporation had still not provided adequate information after multiple extensions.
“It is outrageous that Pembina has withdrawn their application just a few days before the Department of State Lands was set to make a decision,” said Mike Graybill, Former Manager of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and resident of Coos County. “Again and again, we have seen this Canadian fossil fuel corporation not playing by the same rules any other company would have to for a project of this size.”Read more
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 more