We are still blown away by the #noLNG events in Salem last Thursday. Nearly 1,000 impacted landowners, tribal members, fishers, students, climate advocates, and more came to Salem to send Governor Kate Brown a clear message that now is the time to stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline.
Thank you to everyone who showed up, made phone calls and sent text messages, talked to their neighbors, cooked meals for volunteers, and more to make this incredible day a huge success.
With only a few months before the federal government can approve the use of eminent domain and tree clearing on private lands, now is a critical moment to pressure Governor Kate Brown to stand with our communities. Oregon state agencies have two critical permit decisions coming up in early 2020.
Can you help build off of last week's momentum, and call Governor Brown now at (503) 378-4582 to ask her to oppose Jordan Cove LNG?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2019
Salem, OR - This week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent a strong letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging them to withdraw a proposal to dramatically alter the state’s role in implementing the Clean Water Act. The Governor wrote,
“Oregon has many serious concerns with the revisions proposed by EPA... We have no doubt that, if adopted, the revisions will fail to meet EPA's stated objectives. The revisions will destabilize a relatively well-functioning component of our nation's water quality program that protects public health and the environment. They will have the effect of extending the length of time required to permit complex projects. They will lead to a significant increase in the proportion of proposed projects that are denied certification. And, they will harm both public health and our environment.”
In response to the Governor’s statement, groups from across Oregon issued statements of support for Oregon’s effort in protecting the state’s authority to review the potential pollution impacts of projects such as the Pacific Connector Pipeline.Read more
The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development asks for public input on coastal impacts of Pembina’s application to build fracked gas pipeline and export terminal.
[SALEM, OR] Today, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) opened a 60-day public comment period on the coastal impacts of Pembina’s proposed Jordan Cove LNG project that has faced fierce opposition from impacted landowners, Tribal members, anglers, small business owners, health professionals, and many more Oregonians and Northern Californians.
DLCD is conducting a review on whether the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline are consistent with the Oregon Coastal Management Program. If DLCD finds the Canadian fossil fuel corporation’s fracked gas export project is not consistent with Oregon’s Coastal Management Program, the project cannot move forward.Read more
Tens of Thousands of Comments in Opposition to Jordan Cove LNG Reflect Wide Range of Concerns as Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Comment Period Closes
Tens of thousands of comments from impacted landowners, tribal members, crabbers and anglers, health professionals, youth, and other community members across the region poured into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) before its public comment period closed today on their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline. This markeda significant growth in opposition since 2016 when FERC considered and twice denied a previous application of the proposal. Thus far, over 40,000 of the comments submitted to FERC that have been counted are in opposition to the project.
Notable commenters on the draft EIS included the State of Oregon, the Jackson County Commissioners, multiple Tribal governments, organizations representing commercial fishing interests, and a 302-page compendium of technical comments from the No LNG Exports Coalition.
Photo by Sherri Kies.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
CONTACT: Allie Rosenbluth, 541-816-2240, email@example.com
Federal Agency Releases Hearing Dates for the Jordan Cove LNG Export Proposal
Impacted landowners, tribal members, business owners, youth and community members prepare to demand FERC denies “Certificate of Need” at hearings.
[WASHINGTON D.C.] - Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released hearing dates for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. Though Oregon has already denied a necessary clean water permit for the project, FERC is still considering permits for Jordan Cove LNG. Hearings for the project will take place the week of June 24 in Coos, Douglas, Jackson, and Klamath counties.
- Coos County: Monday, June 24, 2019, 1-8pm, Southwestern Oregon Community College Hale Center for the Performing Arts (1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR)
- Douglas County: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 1-8pm, South Umpqua High School (501 Chadwick Lane, Myrtle Creek, OR)
- Jackson County: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1-8pm, Ramada Medford Hotel and Conference Center (2250 Biddle Road, Medford, OR)
- Klamath County: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1-8pm, Klamath County Fairgrounds/Event Center (3531 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, OR)