Coalition of Groups from Across Oregon to Rally Against Liquefied Natural Gas at the Capitol in Salem on May 26 with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
May 14, 2015 (Salem, OR) — Hundreds of Oregonians including farmers, ranchers, business owners, and conservationists will gather on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 12:00 pm at the Capitol steps in Salem, Oregon, for a rally to oppose liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports throughout Oregon. The rally will include speeches from tribal leaders, impacted landowners, and a keynote speech from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance President.Read more
Students at the Armadillo Technical Institute (ATI), a Phoenix Charter School, are getting innovative as they prepare for Earth Day next week. Teacher Jesse Stonewood’s class is creating an artistic backdrop for the Rogue Valley Earth Day, made up of 12 solar-powered robo-puppets shaped like wind turbines, a biker, a tractor, and a robot. Through the project, students are combining disciplines like art, technology, and engineering, subjects that don’t typically end up in the same lesson plan together.
Beer Companies Join Call for Action on Climate Change
New Belgium Brewery and Guinness Among Dozens of Brewers Who Say Climate Change is one of the “Greatest Economic Opportunities of the 21 Century”
BOSTON (March 10, 2015) New Belgium Brewery, Guinness, Smuttynose Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery join dozens of brewers in announcing today they’ve signed the Climate Declaration , a business call to action that urges policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of tackling climate change. The 24 brewery signatories range from local microbreweries to major international brands, and are headquartered all across America, from Oregon to Wyoming to Maine.Read more
By Stuart Warren
Medford Mail Tribune Guest Opinion: Jan 4, 2014
Here are two important facts to add to the information in the recent Mail Tribune series on the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline.
First, there is a far better way than the LNG project to provide a much larger number of sustainable local jobs in the energy sector – without the devastating impacts on Rogue Valley residents that the series described.
And second, the LNG project would quickly become the largest emitter of carbon pollution in Oregon — contributing to even faster climate change that is already threatening our local businesses, jobs, health, and rural way of life.Read more