Rogue Climate has partnered with Oregon Action and other local organizations to send a nonpartisan questionnaire to all candidates for state office, from the governor’s race to the local contest to replace retiring State Representative Peter Buckley and other legislative and executive offices.
Called “Commitment to Our Community,” the questionnaire asks state candidates of all parties for specific positions on 12 issues, including the Healthy Climate Act that was not passed by the 2016 legislature but will come up again in 2017, and the LNG export terminal and pipeline.
Click here to view the questionnaire, and let the candidates know you are looking forward to their responses. Rogue Climate does not endorse candidates, but we will share those responses before ballots go in the mail on April 27.
By Diana Reynolds Roome
Water has been called liquid gold – not just because it could be the next big investment opportunity, but because it’s a precious commodity for all of us. Did you know that every drop of water that falls on to blacktop or concrete in Rogue Valley towns and cities drains into creeks, then to Gold Beach where it flows into the ocean and becomes salt water? Or that as soon as water falls from the sky on to the ground, it’s the property of the state? However, if that water falls on your roof, you can catch and keep it for your own use.Read more
Thank you for a great year in 2015! With your help, we made great progress in 2015 in building a grassroots movement in the Rogue Valley and beyond for climate action and a faster transition to cleaner energy and energy efficiency. I’m writing to ask for your support to expand on that work in 2016.
Lease the Bottom of Coos Bay for a Private Pipeline? No Way!
The Department of State Lands extended the deadline for some permits (see below), but not for this part! The Jordan Cove Energy Project is proposing to lease the bottom of Coos Bay for a massive fossil fuel pipeline that would feed the proposed export terminal that hopes to ship fracked gas from the United States and Canada overseas. The bottom of Coos Bay - in this case Haynes Inlet - is an area that is managed by the Department of State Lands and owned by all Oregonians.
Jordan Cove is one of the largest projects proposed in Oregon's history, and would dredge, drill and fill through 400 different waterways. This highly unusual and controversial proposal would lease an easement on public land for the benefit of a private Canadian company, at the expense of oysters, fishing, recreation and other values that Oregonians rely on.Read more