Harvesting Every Drop

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.

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Coalition celebrates FERC denial of Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline


March 11, 2016

Contact: Lesley Adams, Waterkeeper Alliance—541-821-3882ladams@waterkeeper.org (contact information for anyone listed below can be provided)

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Thanks for a great 2015!

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.


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Take Action TODAY (Thurs. Dec 3) to stop LNG

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.

Take Action: Please let the Department of State Lands that there are better uses for Coos Bay than exporting gas!

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Southern Oregon Artists Address Climate Change Through Photography

Emigrant_Lake_Bed_26626.jpgBy 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."

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