On December 6th, 2018 the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) opened a 60-day public comment period for an important Clean Water Act permit known as the “Removal-Fill Permit”. DSL is one of several state agencies that can shut down the Jordan Cove LNG by denying necessary ‘removal-fill’ permits needed for dredging related to the pipeline and terminal.
Ask the Oregon DSL to deny Removal-Fill Permits for Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector Pipeline.
Check out the No LNG Exports website for resources for comment writing workshops.
Find more information on what to include in your comments, a comment writing template and detailed information on project impacts to water ways check out the comment writing guide on the website at: http://www.nolngexports.org/write-comments/
RSVP to attend a public hearing!
Klamath Falls on January 7, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/508462099666977/
Medford Hearing on January 8, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969734209775843/
Roseburg Hearing on January 9, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/267723077275442/
Coos Bay Hearing on January 10, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/640257143037910/
Salem Hearing on January 15, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960731690678788/
If built, Jordan Cove LNG would export fracked gas from the Canadian and US Rockies from the southern Oregon Coast. This project would require the 229-mile Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline across private and public land, creating a 95-foot wide clearcut through southwest Oregon’s forests and farms.
The pipeline would terminate on the coast in an export facility in the Port of Coos Bay. This highly explosive facility would be located in a tsunami hazard zone, subjecting thousands of people to hazardous burns in the case of an accident. This project would pollute nearly 500 waterways, harm salmon habitat, impact hundreds of landowners, threaten tribal territories and burial grounds, raise energy prices, and become the largest source of climate pollution in Oregon.
Instead of expanding use of fossil fuels to benefit corporate special interests, we should be investing in a faster transition to clean energy jobs and greater energy efficiency.
You can help stop this project by writing comments to ask Oregon Department of State Lands to deny permits for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline before Sunday February 3rd at 5pm. Submit your comment online today.