We are still blown away by Department of State Lands (DSL) hearings earlier this January. Across southern Oregon, over 3000 impacted landowners, ranchers, tribal members, youth, local businesses and residents, and climate advocates attended the DSL hearings. We sent a clear message to DSL Director Vicki Walker that southern Oregonians don’t want the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline and LNG export terminal.
In every county, our communities filled the room to capacity with people opposing the project. Thank you to everyone who showed up, made phone calls, talked to their neighbors, and more. Check out more photos from the hearings here.
Photo Credit: Sherri Kies, Sherri Kies, and Matt WittRead more
PRESS RELEASE: Broad Coalition of Grassroots Voices to Be Heard as Oregon Department of State Lands Hosts Public Hearings on Critical Permit for Jordan Cove LNG
A wide range of grassroots voices opposed to the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline and export terminal will be heard as the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) today opened a 60-day public comment period for Jordan Cove’s Removal-Fill permit.
During this time, DSL will hold public hearings in Klamath Falls, Central Point, Canyonville, North Bend, and Salem.
- Klamath County: Monday, January 7, 5:30-8PM, Klamath Falls Community College
- Jackson County: Tuesday, January 8, 5:30-8PM, Jackson County Expo
- Douglas County: Wednesday, January 9, 5:30-8PM, Seven Feathers Casino
- Coos County: Thursday, January 10, 5:30-8PM, The Mill Casino
- Salem: Tuesday, January 15, 5:30-8PM, Department of State Lands Building
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, October 4
Contact: Allie Rosenbluth, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-897-4480
Jordan Cove Opposition Rallies at Governor's Debate in Medford
Medford, OR - Today, community members from across the Rogue Valley will gather outside of the Governor’s debate in Medford to call on candidates for state and local office to oppose the twice turned-down Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. The rally will start in Vogel Plaza at 6pm to march to the KOBI-TV Studio where the debate will begin at 7pm.
“Candidates wanting to represent southern Oregon need to be accountable to the thousands of people impacted by this project, not the special-corporate interests promoting it,” said Hannah Sohl, Executive Director of Rogue Climate, a Medford-based community organization. “The state of Oregon has the authority to deny critical permits and easements for the Jordan Cove project that would shut this proposal down. What our communities need is a faster transition to clean energy that creates jobs, lowers energy rates, and reduces climate pollution, not steps that take us backwards, like Jordan Cove.”Read more
A big thanks to everyone who submitted comments to Oregon DEQ and the Army Corps of Engineers asking them to deny clean water act permits. This was a RECORD BREAKING number of comments submitted to Oregon DEQ. Our communities have spoken loud and clear that we don't want this pipeline. Will Governor Kate Brown listen?Read more
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.