Say yes to clean energy jobs, no to the LNG project

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.  

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Thankful and Ready for 2015

As the year draws to a close, we want to say THANK YOU!  

For our first “official” year as an organization, we have made some big strides.

Together, we set the stage for a faster transition to cleaner energy in the Rogue Valley by…


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Most Residents Speak Against Gas Pipeline

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.

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125 People Attend Candidates Forum on Clean Energy and Climate Change

Rogue Valley residents overflowed the RCC Higher Education Center presentation hall to discuss the potential for a faster local transition to cleaner energy and greater energy efficiency, among other climate-related issues, with candidates for Jackson County Commissioner and State Senate at a nonpartisan forum held on Wednesday in Medford. Over 125 people were in attendance. 
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Phoenix Students Learn About Energy in Innovative Pilot Partnership Between Armadillo Technical Institute and Rogue Climate

“Energy” and “climate change” can seem like abstract topics for many students. But students at the Armadillo Technical Institute (ATI) in Phoenix are learning about these subjects through practical study of energy use and potential improvements in energy efficiency at their own school, thanks to an innovative partnership between ATI and local community organization Rogue Climate. 

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