Jordan Cove Opposition Rallies at Governor's Debate in Medford

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, October 4

Contact: Allie Rosenbluth, allie@rogueclimate.org, 541-897-4480

Jordan Cove Opposition Rallies at Governor's Debate in Medford

Medford, OR - Today, community members from across the Rogue Valley will gather outside of the Governor’s debate in Medford to call on candidates for state and local office to oppose the twice turned-down Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. The rally will start in Vogel Plaza at 6pm to march to the KOBI-TV Studio where the debate will begin at 7pm.

“Candidates wanting to represent  southern Oregon need to be accountable to the thousands of people impacted by this project, not the special-corporate interests promoting it,” said Hannah Sohl, Executive Director of Rogue Climate, a Medford-based community organization.  “The state of Oregon has the authority to deny critical permits and easements for the Jordan Cove project that would shut this proposal down. What our communities need is a faster transition to clean energy that creates jobs, lowers energy rates, and reduces climate pollution, not steps that take us backwards, like Jordan Cove.”

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Record Breaking Number of Comments Submitted to DEQ

A big thanks to everyone who submitted comments to Oregon DEQ and the Army Corps of Engineers asking them to deny clean water act permits. This was a RECORD BREAKING number of comments submitted to Oregon DEQ. Our communities have spoken loud and clear that we don't want this pipeline. Will Governor Kate Brown listen?

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Community members celebrate 25,000+ comments opposing Jordan Cove and the Pacific Connector Pipeline.

200 OREGONIANS GATHER AT MEDFORD DEQ TO URGE STATE TO DENY PERMITS FOR JORDAN COVE LNG EXPORT TERMINAL & PACIFIC CONNECTOR PIPELINE.

(MEDFORD, OR) - Days before a critical public comment period closes, impacted landowners, tribal members, youth, anglers, rafters, business owners, health professionals, and local elected officials gathered in Medford today to urge the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to deny Clean Water Act permits for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.

An unprecedented number of comments -- more than 25,000 -- have been submitted to the agency opposing the project, breaking known public comment participation records for a permit of this type.

Brook Thompson, ndigenous youth leader from the Ancestral Guard, speaks at rally.

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5 Year Summer Shindig

Join Rogue Climate the first annual “Rogue Climate Summer Shindig” to celebrate five years of community organizing for climate action and clean energy in southern Oregon! Over the past five years, Rogue Climate volunteers across the region have come together to fight the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, pass local clean energy and climate action plans, and develop the next generation of climate justice leaders. The event will include storytelling, food, music, beer, dancing, and celebration. Tickets are a sliding scale $5-$25 or free when you sign up to become a monthly donor at bit.ly/RCdonor.

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Submit comments to DEQ & US Army Corps

The 229-mile Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, would impact 485 rivers, streams, and waterbodies in Oregon on both public and private lands.

On May 22nd, 2018, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a 60-day public comment period for two important Clean Water Act permits. Similar gas pipelines in Oregon, New York and Maryland have been stopped through the Clean Water Act process because of impacts to rivers, streams and wetlands.

 

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