Community members celebrate 25,000+ comments opposing Jordan Cove and the Pacific Connector Pipeline.
200 OREGONIANS GATHER AT MEDFORD DEQ TO URGE STATE TO DENY PERMITS FOR JORDAN COVE LNG EXPORT TERMINAL & PACIFIC CONNECTOR PIPELINE.
(MEDFORD, OR) - Days before a critical public comment period closes, impacted landowners, tribal members, youth, anglers, rafters, business owners, health professionals, and local elected officials gathered in Medford today to urge the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to deny Clean Water Act permits for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.
An unprecedented number of comments -- more than 25,000 -- have been submitted to the agency opposing the project, breaking known public comment participation records for a permit of this type.
Join Rogue Climate the first annual “Rogue Climate Summer Shindig” to celebrate five years of community organizing for climate action and clean energy in southern Oregon! Over the past five years, Rogue Climate volunteers across the region have come together to fight the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, pass local clean energy and climate action plans, and develop the next generation of climate justice leaders. The event will include storytelling, food, music, beer, dancing, and celebration. Tickets are a sliding scale $5-$25 or free when you sign up to become a monthly donor at bit.ly/RCdonor.Read more
Submit comments to DEQ & US Army Corps
The 229-mile Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, would impact 485 rivers, streams, and waterbodies in Oregon on both public and private lands.
On May 22nd, 2018, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a 60-day public comment period for two important Clean Water Act permits. Similar gas pipelines in Oregon, New York and Maryland have been stopped through the Clean Water Act process because of impacts to rivers, streams and wetlands.
After years of community resistance and regulatory delays, Dominion Energy exported their first shipment of fracked gas from the Cove Point Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in Maryland this March. This marked not only the first fracked gas export from the East Coast, but a surge of new fracking and an expanding network of new fossil fuel infrastructure in the mid-Atlantic.
I grew up just an hour and a half from Cove Point, MD and spent nearly every summer of my childhood exploring the bay it impacted. In college, I joined my school’s event programming team to bring big speakers, like Josh Fox, to speak about the impacts of fracking as well as experts to talk about climate change and the Chesapeake Bay’s precious ecosystem and the communities and economies it supports. But, Dominion Energy’s grip on Maryland’s politics was just too strong at that time to stop the project outright.
When I moved to southern Oregon in 2015, I had no idea that this community was also threatened by a nearly identical LNG export project.Read more
Oregon's Governor Kate Brown recently told CSPAN that the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline proposed in southern Oregon was just a “federal decision.” However, Governor Brown and the state of Oregon do have the authority to stop this project for good, despite what the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may do under Trump.
In fact, Oregon has denied an LNG terminal once before, despite FERC granting an approval.Read more