The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) was set to make a decision about the critical “removal-fill” permit for Jordan Cove LNG by no later than Friday, January 31st. Jordan Cove LNG, fearing a denial, withdrew its application on Thursday, January 24th: https://www.rogueclimate.org/jordancovelngwithdraws
Impacted landowners, tribal members, and south coast residents working to protect Oregon from Jordan Cove LNG will hold a press conference in response to Jordan Cove LNG’s withdrawal on Tuesday, February 4th at 9:30am immediately prior to the State Lands Board meeting at the Department of State Lands in Salem.
The massive Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and 229-mile Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline cannot be built without a removal-fill permit. The Department of State Lands has the authority to deny permits for projects that are not consistent with the protection, conservation, or best use of Oregon’s waters and that unreasonably interfere with navigation, fishing, or public recreation. Over 49,000 comments were submitted to DSL by impacted communities and close to 3,000 people, mostly rural Southern Oregon residents, spoke out against the project at overflowing DSL hearings in Klamath County, Jackson County, Douglas County, Coos County, and Salem. After two years of wasting state agency time and taxpayer money, Jordan Cove LNG clearly did not meet the bar to get this state permit. Oregonians are calling on Pembina to withdraw the fracked gas project entirely.
When: Tuesday, February 4th, 9:30am
Where: Oregon Department of State Lands, 775 Summer St. NE, Salem, OR
Press conference: 9:30-9:50am
State Lands Board Meeting: 10:00am
From Portland: Meet at the Central Lutheran Church / 350PDX office (1820 NE 21st Ave) at 7:50 am to leave by 8 am.
More carpool information to come!