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
By Vickie Aldous. Daily Tidings Posted Oct. 30, 2015 at 12:01 AM
Local photographer David Lorenz Winston was hiking the shoreline of Emigrant Lake when he saw a trickle of water reaching the depleted lake.
"Emigrant Lake was almost depressingly low," he recalled. "I took a wide angle lens and used it to emphasize that thin rivulet."Read more
The No LNG Export campaign is crowd-funding an ad to run in the Oregonian this Sunday, asking Gov. Kate Brown to Stand with Oregon and say no to LNG Exports. FERC has released their final Environmental Impact Statement, and the next month is critical for Gov. Kate Brown challenge FERC's decision and to make sure the state considers the devastating impacts the federal government ignored and that should prevent the LNG Projects from going forward. Every dollar helps!Read more
FERC Rubberstamps Jordan Cove LNG Export Project: Governor Brown and Oregon agencies hold the final decision
Forrest English, Rogue Riverkeeper, 541-488-9831
Hannah Sohl, Rogue Climate, 541-840-1065
Francis Eatherington, Landowner, 541-643-1309
FERC Rubberstamps Jordan Cove LNG Export Project
Governor Brown and Oregon agencies hold the final decision
Medford, OR – Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline. Despite clear adverse impacts to forests, streams and species that would be harmed by the proposed terminal and pipeline, FERC staff recommended approval to the Commission. The FEIS follows a decade-long pattern of FERC approving LNG terminals throughout the United States over the objections of local residents, scientists, U.S. businesses, private landowners, and state agencies.Read more