Press Release: Jordan Cove LNG Rehearing Denied by Federal Agency, Southern Oregon Communities Prepare to Challenge Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Jordan Cove LNG Rehearing Denied by Federal Agency, Southern Oregon Communities Prepare to Challenge Decision 

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it would deny all requests for rehearing for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. The State of Oregon, multiple Tribal governments, landowners impacted by eminent domain, fishers and crabbers, and environmental groups had all requested FERC revisit its ruling on the widely-opposed project. FERC Commissioner Richard Glick was the lone dissent, pointing to climate, private property concerns, and the low chance that this project will ever be built.

Communities across Oregon reaffirmed their commitment to taking every step to ensure that the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and pipeline will not move forward. This denial can be appealed to the United States Courts of Appeals. 

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Oregonians Unite to Demand Rehearing on Jordan Cove LNG Federal Approval

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Monday, April 20, 2020

CONTACT:

Allie Rosenbluth, 541-816-2240, allie@rogueclimate.org

Oregonians Unite to Demand Rehearing on Jordan Cove LNG Federal Approval

The Klamath Tribes, affected landowners, and public interest organizations request rehearing on fracked gas export terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon.

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Today, the Klamath Tribes, impacted landowners, and over 25 public interest organizations submitted a joint request for rehearing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its decision to conditionally approve the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. The broad coalition’s rehearing request challenges FERC’s imbalanced and inadequate review of the Jordan Cove LNG proposal. 

The joint rehearing request, filed by Sierra Club on behalf of organizations including Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations and League of Women Voters chapters in the four impacted counties, asks FERC to withdraw its approval of Jordan Cove LNG and redo its environmental, public convenience and necessity, and public interest analyses of the project. The rehearing request argues that the project is not in the public interest because of significant adverse effects to public health and safety, Tribal resources, private property rights, the environment, and the climate.

"Today, as always, the mission of the Klamath Tribes is to protect, preserve, and enhance the spiritual, cultural, and physical values and resources of the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Peoples by maintaining the customs and heritage of our ancestors,” said Chairman of the Klamath Tribes, Don Gentry. “The Klamath Tribes have resolved that all of its cultural resources are sacred, and are opposed to the many actions planned with the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (PCGP) that will destroy or otherwise impact the sacred cultural resources. ”

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A call to action for immediate Covid-19 support for Oregon families

Rogue Climate joined with other community organizations and unions across the state to call for immediate action from Oregon Gov. Brown and the Oregon legislature to support Oregon families during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Sen. Wyden Opposes Jordan Cove LNG & Pembina Requests a Federal Overturn for Denied State Permit

[SALEM, OR] – After receiving an approval today from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that is dependent on state permits, Pembina filed with the US Secretary of Commerce in an attempt to overturn Oregon’s denial of Jordan Cove LNG’s Coastal Zone Permit. At roughly the same time, Senator Ron Wyden issued a statement opposing the Jordan Cove LNG project and decrying the preferential treatment being given to Pembina by the federal government.

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Despite Oregon Permit Denials and Current Public Health Crisis, Federal Agency Approves Jordan Cove LNG

[WASHINGTON D.C.] In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic and national health emergency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally approved the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline today. The approval is conditioned on Pembina, the Canadian fossil fuel corporation behind the project, qualifying for critical permits from the state of Oregon, three of which have already been denied or withdrawn.  

The order has not been published, however, at a press conference this morning, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee stated, [Jordan Cove LNG’s] certification does include provisions to file documentation that it has received all applicable authorizations before construction begins on pipeline.”

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