On Tuesday, over twenty community members attended the Oregon State Land Board meeting in Salem to protest the dangerous proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. Community members who are a part of 350PDX, 350 Eugene, Cascadia Wildlands, and Extinction Rebellion stood up in waves to read out testimonies from outhern Oregoninans who would be directly impacted by the Jordan Cove LNG project if built. 

Tuesday’s demonstration at the State Lands Board meeting was part of an ongoing effort to tell the stories of those most impacted by the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline and export terminal and pressure Governor Brown to take a clear stance against the project. Oregonians opposed to the pipeline have been showing up to comment and speak out at State Land Board meetings consistently for the past two years, but in recent meetings the Governor and State Land Board have stopped allowing comments from the public on the Jordan Cove LNG project. Rather than staying silent, community members have continued to attend State Land Board meetings and speak out about Jordan Cove LNG.

Take action!

Join us one month from now as we rally at the state capitol to tell Kate Brown that the time is now: deny all state permits, challenge the Federal Government’s power grabs, and join us in protecting health, safety, and our climate from the Jordan Cove LNG fracked gas project.

We will rally on the front steps of the State Capitol Building (900 Court St NE) in Salem, OR at 11:00am on Thursday, November 21st. This one is going to be big — you won’t want to miss it. RSVP and stay tuned for more info here

The testimonies brought to the State Land Board meeting gave voice to concerns from those most impacted by Jordan Cove LNG. The testimonies highlighted impacts that Jordan Cove LNG would have for waterways, public lands, tribal territories, community safety and climate change. 

To explain their purpose for being there and interrupting the course of the State Land Board agenda, the group of community members in attendance shared this statement: 

The people of Oregon, especially those who are directly impacted by the Jordan Cove LNG project who you heard here in testimony today, deserve a voice at these State Lands Board meetings. We interrupted your meeting today because we don’t have another choice — we’ve been shut out of talking about this project here too many times, and cannot stay silent when the climate and future of communities across Oregon are at stake. This agency’s ongoing refusal to hear formal comments about Jordan Cove during these meetings will not stop us from bringing the voices of those who are most impacted into these public meetings. Yet, the Department of State Lands meets with Pembina regularly, while your own constituents are shut out of speaking about our concerns in State Lands Board Meetings again and again. We expect better from you.

FERC is making their decision by February 13, and the Trump administration is rewriting our country’s most landmark environmental protections in attempts to push fossil fuel projects, like Jordan Cove LNG, through without state review. Governor Kate Brown, you need to be on the offense, preparing to fight back against these federal powergrabs that are attempting to take away our state’s rights, backing up DEQ’s recent permit denial, and protecting your constituents from this dangerous fracked gas proposal. The stakes are higher than they’ve ever been before. 

We need you to speak out publicly about this devastating project. We will not stop until you and Director Walker listen to the 50,000 people who urged you to deny the removal fill permit and until Oregon denies Jordan Cove LNG for good. Governor Brown, history will remember — did you stand with us or with the fossil fuel industry?

Community members who attended Tuesday’s State Land Board meeting came with clear demands. They are asking the Governor to halt what would quickly become the state’s worst climate polluter. They are asking her to stop the state-supported surveillance of Oregonians who are standing up to protect the waterways, climate, economy, and lands of southern Oregon. They are demanding she make space in the democratic process for the voices of those who would be most impacted by Jordan Cove LNG. Governor Brown continues to call herself a climate champion but stays silent on the largest climate polluting project in her state. In the face of her silence, community members are speaking up. 

Take action!

Join us one month from now as we rally at the state capitol to tell Kate Brown that the time is now: deny all state permits, challenge the Federal Government’s power grabs, and join us in protecting health, safety, and our climate from the Jordan Cove LNG fracked gas project.

We will rally on the front steps of the State Capitol Building (900 Court St NE) in Salem, OR at 11:00am on Thursday, November 21st. This one is going to be big — you won’t want to miss it. RSVP and stay tuned for more info here