Stand Up For Oregon! No LNG. No Pipeline.
Canadian and out-of-state energy companies want to build two separate fracked gas export projects in Oregon to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) overseas. The Jordan Cove project proposed in Southern Oregon and the Oregon LNG project proposed near Astoria would be the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the state contributing to climate change.
No LNG exports is a coalition of organizations, landowners, businesses, climate activists, conservationists and concerned citizens working to keep these projects out of Oregon.
You can Stand Up for Oregon by taking action to protect our home from fossil fuel exports and working towards a clean and renewable energy future!
Governor Brown on LNG:
Governor Brown characterizes Oregon as a leader when it comes to fighting climate change, but in regards to the pipeline in particular, Brown said “Sometimes the governor is the coach and sometimes she is the referee.” In this case she claims she is the referee.
According to Brown, her job is to make sure statutes are being complied with, regulations are being followed, and that the public has an opportunity to be heard. This is why it is more important than ever to tell the state agencies they need to deny permits that would violate state environmental laws!
Watch KOBI's 5 on 5 to see the Governor's full response (at about 5:30)
On June 14 Oregonians from across the state gathered to Shut Down Jordan Cove
With events in Salem and an action in Eugene, opponents of the LNG pipeline project reminded the state and private corporations that opposition to Jordan Cove is strong and will only continue until the project is stopped.
Activists also went to Eugene to the Williams Pipeline Office and surveyed the office for Eminent Domain
Extensions for FERC decision and DSL removal-fill permits
On Monday, June 13 the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) announced that they have extended their deadline 5 months, until November 10 to decide on the removal-fill permit for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.
On Monday, May 9 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that they were granting the rehearing requests from the companies for the limited purpose of reconsideration. This functions as a "tolling order" or extension for FERC to give themselves more time to review information and decide if they are going to rehear the case. Until then, the denial for the project still stands.
The Democratic Party of Oregon has voted on a No LNG Priority Legislative Action Item for 2016!
The Text of the Legislative Action Item reads:
See the whole list of Legislative Action Items here!
No LNG in the News:
The Truth About Jobs
Exporting gas threatens existing jobs & create boom-bust economies
The Dangers of LNG
The pipeline & processing facility have significant environmental impacts
Land Owners at Risk
Eminent domain threatens to put a pipeline through Oregon's private & public lands
LNG Exports undermines a future of Energy Independence
Exporting domestic LNG impacts local gas prices & decreases domestic supplies
The Cost of Emissions
LNG Exports would be Oregon's largest producer of carbon emissions