Get the latest update on the Jordan Cove LNG projects and how you can get involved on Monday, September 5 (Labor Day) at the Sierra Club Office in Portland (1821 SE Ankeny).
Jordan Cove Isn’t Dead Yet!
Despite being denied by the federal government in March of 2016, the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects seek a new decision to establish a huge export terminal in Coos Bay to ship fracked gas to Asia. This is one of the worst energy ideas in Oregon’s history.
Here’s the deal:
Jordan Cove is the name of the terminal. It would liquefy methane gas into LNG, store LNG, and load ships with LNG — a powerful greenhouse gas pollutant. If built, Jordan Cove LNG would be Oregon’s biggest climate polluter. The terminal needs vast volumes of methane, and it proposes to build the huge Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline — a 232 -mile, 36-inch high-pressure line, — by condemning Oregonians’ land and cutting a swath through public forests, wilderness and over 400 waterways. To do this, the Canadian-backed terminal and pipeline companies must obtain permission to use our federal lands and state waterways for a fracked gas export frenzy. The combined Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector project would be Oregon’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter, and it would be arguably, the most destructive proposal in Oregon’s history, harming thousands of acres of forests, hundreds of Oregon families, and dozens of protected fish and wildlife species.
Here’s what’s happening now:
Amazingly, the feds turned down the pipeline for lack of contracts to sell the gas. Added to that, were the thousands of Oregonians who supported the landowners in the pipeline’s path. Now, the company is asking the feds to reverse its decision. If they do, it opens the door to the only LNG export terminal on the West Coast. Oregon Governor Kate Brown and our state agencies have the power and the evidence they need to reject Oregon’s most reckless fossil fuel proposal. But they’re dragging their feet, keeping fracked gas exports on life support.