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
Vickie Aldous, Medford Mail Tribune December 12, 2014
The overwhelming majority of residents at a public hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline through Southern Oregon spoke against it, but plumbers, electricians and construction workers said the project would bring needed jobs.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held the hearing Thursday evening at Central Medford High School.Read more