Tuesday, July 10, 2018

LNG Letter

The following is a letter sent by one of our members.  Feel free to use it as is or modify the center paragraph or replace it.  Please confine your concerns to the water related concerns.  Share how the project would impact you and your water related activities.  Use the old school snail mail.  A paper letter is harder to ignore as compared to an email.  Send two letters since we want booth entities to deny this project.

(mail to both please)
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
North Bend Field Office
2201 North Broadway Suite C
North Bend, OR  97459-2372

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
165 E. 7th Ave.  Suite 100
Eugene, OR  97401
Attn:  401 Water Quality Certification Project Manager, Chris Stine

Dear Mr. Krug and Mr. Stine:


I strongly oppose the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Pacific Connector Pipeline project (NWP-2017-41) because it will significantly harm southern Oregon’s rivers, streams, wetlands, and estuaries. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality should deny the Clean Water Act 404 and 401 permits because the project does not comply with the Clean Water Act and it is not in the best interest of Oregonians.
The state of Oregon has expended a great deal of money and effort to improve the quality of its waterways. The Rogue River is one of them. As you may be aware, the Rogue River is currently expected to have a very good run of fall chinook salmon.  It is one of the few rivers in CA, WA and OR that is doing well with regards to salmon and steelhead.  Why in the world would anyone approve of a project in which a pipeline will be buried in the Rogue River?  The damage done to the river by the construction of a buried pipeline would be immense and would certainly cause irreparable harm to its ecosystem. There is no way that this project could be completed without doing severe damage to the Rogue.  For this reason alone, the case for denying the permits should be clear.  The Rogue fisheries are improving, perhaps due to the removal of several dams that impeded the spawning of salmon and steelhead.  It would be madness to pursue a project that would harm the improvements that have been made. This project is not in the public interest.
There are many other reasons as to why the necessary permits should be denied.  I will not detail them because the problem outlined above is so very clear that this alone should make the denial the rational choice.
I strongly oppose this project and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality should deny the Clean Water Act 404 and 401 permits. 
Thank you for your time and consideration on this important issue.
Sincerely,
(insert your name and address)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Message from Oregon DEQ


Statewide, OR—The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has extended by 30 days the public comment period on an application for water quality certification from the Jordan Cove Energy Project. DEQ received a large number of public requests for an extension. The project proposes building a liquefied natural gas facility on the North Spit of Coos Bay near North Bend and a connecting roughly 230-mile pipeline near Malin that would cross Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties.
View the full news release at: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=2810.
Learn more about the proposed project at: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/Programs/Pages/Jordan-Cove.aspx.

This email was sent to thomascollett@yahoo.com using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite #600, Portland, OR 97232 · 503-229-5696

Monday, July 2, 2018

June Newsletter

Newsletter

The Rogue Flyfishers newsletter for June is now on the internet.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Time Is Short

Sorry about the bad link in the last blog post.  The correct link is nolngexports.org.

Belog is a repost from Rogue Riverkeeper.  Thank you for all your good work.


IMPORTANT: 3 more weeks to submit your comments!

On May 22nd, a public comment period began for important Clean Water Act permit applications for the Jordan Cove LNG project. These permits are required for Pembina, a Canadian energy company, to construct and build the 229-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline and associated Jordan Cove LNG terminal. Rogue Riverkeeper and the coalition to stop this project are working hard to submit technical comments and assist YOU in writing your own. The time to speak up is now!
The state of Oregon has the opportunity to stop this project in its tracks by denying these permits. Submit your personal comments and concerns regarding impacts to waterways like the Rogue and Klamath Rivers. 
Help stop the pipeline by submitting your own personalized comments! Comments are due Friday July 20th, 2018. 

Or Attend our Upcoming Comment Writing Workshop! 
Join us to write your personal comments and concerns regarding important Clean Water Act permits for the Jordan Cove LNG project.
Medford: Clean Water Act Permit Comment Writing Workshop
Monday July 9th, 6 - 8PM
Medford Library, Large Meeting Room
205 S. Central Ave
Medford, OR 97501

Rogue Riverkeeper staff will be on hand to assist with detailed specifics, talking points, letter templates and more. There will be a short presentation about the permits, what they mean, what they do, and how denials of these permits will stop this project in its tracks. Feel free to bring your laptop or we will have letter templates that you can fill out and we will mail in for you.
Your voice is needed if you......
  • Raft or fish on the Rogue;
  • Are a landowner with a well or wetland on your property;
  • Like to go clamming or crabbing in Coos Bay;
  • Live in Medford and get your drinking water from Big Butte Springs;
  • Fish on the South Umpqua;
  • Own or guide for a rafting company on the Rogue;
  • Enjoy spending time at Lake of the Woods;
  • Are concerned with blasting, diverting, and construction impacts to small streams;
  • Don't want to see fresh water from the Klamath River used to test a massive pipe; or
  • You simply value healthy, clean, scenic, quiet, beautiful rivers, streams, and wetlands. 
We have the opportunity to stop this project by raising our voices for the health and well being of our clean water resources! Please lend your voice by submitting comments or attending an upcoming comment writing workshop. 
Thank you.
For the Rogue!
Robyn

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time is running out



Today in Astoria, Oregon a comment writing workshop is being hosted by nolngexports.org.  This coalition of conservation minded organizations knows that if this pipeline and terminal are built, then more are soon to follow.  Most of us do not want to live in what Oregon would look like with a network of pipelines and terminals.

On Monday, July 9th, Medford and Coos Bay will have their own comment writing
workshop.

Thursday, July 12th, Grants Pass and Portland will have their own comment writing workshop.

This is a state-wide coalition effort.  Go to nolngexports.org to see what this is all about.  

The Comment period for DEQ is slipping away.  Urge DEQ to deny this pipeline and terminal.  Come to the workshop on July 9that 6:00 in the Medford Library or July 12th at 5:30 in the Library in Grants Pass.

Join the crowd

Friday, June 22, 2018

http://www.nolngexports.org


This is a website everyone in Southern Oregon needs to see.  Watch the short video for a quick oversight and explanation of what this is all about.  Explore this website for ways to take action.

click here http://www.nolngexports.org

Saturday, June 16, 2018

NO LNG PIPELINE

Rogue Riverkeeper has taken on the LNG pipeline with the goal to stop the pipeline once and for all. One of the ways we can help is to write letters and make phone calls.  Come to this workshop to get ideas on how to write an effective letter.  Below is their message.


Robyn Janssen invited you to NO LNG Exports's event
 
Medford: Clean Water Act Comment Writing Workshop
Monday, July 9 at 6 PM
Medford Library in Medford, Oregon
 
Going
   
Interested
   
Not Interested
 
Join the "No LNG Exports Campaign" on Monday July 9th in Medford, OR to write comments to stop the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal! When: Monday Ju...
Lesley Adams and Will Johnson are also on the guest list.