In my previous post on Jordan Cove, I highlighted the dangerous climate warming effects of this project. However, there are many more reasons to oppose the LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline.
The pipeline would negatively affect many communities that lie in its path. In 2017, Counterpunch wrote an article about a protest against Jordan Cove LNG Project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mandated that four open houses be held for citizens to give their input on this project. These events brought many different stakeholders to speak, including tribal members, ranchers, timber farmers, and environmentalists. I would encourage you to read their testimony.
Here is an example of how different groups would be impacted:
- The Pacific Connector pipeline would run 233 miles through Southern Oregon, impacting 400 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.”
You can take action to help stop this pipeline from ever being built and impacting these communities by submitting a comment asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny water quality permits for the Jordan Cove fracked gas terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline.
We need thousands of people across the region to submit comments asking our agencies to stand up for clean water by denying the permits to build this fracked gas project. If built, this project would not only be the largest climate polluter in the state, but would threaten over 400 Oregon waterways, endanger public safety, and encroach upon traditional tribal lands.
Learn more and take action at an upcoming comment writing workshop and performance of “The Folly of Frack”:
- Wednesday, 6/27 @ 7pm at Leaven Community Center (5431 NE 20th Ave)
- Tuesday, 7/17 @ 7pm at Havurah Shalom (825 NW 18th Ave)
**UPDATE** The deadline had been extended to August 20th! Submit your comments today.
By: Brent Swanson & Nicole Metildi