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
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.Read more