The Pacific Connector pipeline would run 229 miles through Southern Oregon, impacting 485 streams, rivers and other waterways. This includes land and resources sacred to Native American tribes. Ted Drier made a great Youtube video about the pipeline where he says, “The Klamath, Karuk, and Yurok tribes have all passed resolutions opposing the Jordan Cove project, noting that it threatens tribal legal rights, cultural resources, traditional tribal territories and burial grounds.”
On May 22nd, 2018, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a 60-day public comment period for two important Clean Water Act permits. Similar gas pipelines in Oregon, New York and Maryland have been stopped through the Clean Water Act process because of impacts to rivers, streams and wetlands.
You can help by writing comments to let our agencies know why you are concerned about the Jordan Cove project and Pacific Connector pipeline and how you would be impacted by the pollution and degradation of our rivers and streams.
Submit comments online HERE.
Resources for writing comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality about the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove fracked gas project provided by Dan Serres from Columbia Riverkeeper: