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the project, qualifying for critical permits from the state of Oregon, three of which have already been denied or withdrawn.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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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Votes 2-1 to Not Move Jordan Cove LNG Forward

[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.

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Oregon Denies Jordan Cove LNG on Eve of FERC Decision

[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. 

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Signal Fire activates Tinderbox Artist in Residence at Rogue Climate Summer 2020

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

 

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