Friday, January 9, 2015

Important Public Meeting January 22 in Medford

This is a copy and paste from a Rogue Riverkeeper message.  They are doing an awesome job in taking the lead in the LNG issue.  Lets give them our support.  Be at the meeting and speak up!

Protecting Clean Water From Dirty Energy - Important Public Meeting January 22 in Medford

Gas companies have been working for years on a massive fossil fuel infrastructure plan called Jordan Cove to export fracked gas from Canada and the Rockies through southern Oregon and onto ships bound for Asia from Coos Bay. This plan would involve construction of a new 230-mile Pacific Connector 36" pipeline and permanent 95-foot wide clearcut through southwest Oregon’s forests, farms and salmon filled rivers.
Rogue Riverkeeper is having some real success in the campaign to stop the pipeline. The photo to the right shows many of the over 300 people who packed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's public hearing in Medford on December 11 and spoke against the project. Thank you to everyone who came to the hearing, now we let's do it again!

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is currently asking for public comments on permits regarding impacts of this proposed fracked gas export terminal and pipeline across the salmon watersheds of southwest Oregon. If these permits are denied the Jordan Cove project is dead in the water.
If you live in southern Oregon, please join us for an important public meeting with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to oppose a permit needed for the pipeline to move forward. This is a great opportunity to ask the Department of Environmental Quality hard questions about what impacts a massive pipeline crossing 400 waterbodies would have on water quality, drinking water, fish and other important values our rivers provide. Click here for a document with background and talking points to help you prepare for the meeting!

Public Pipeline Meeting with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Thursday, January 22 at 6pm to 9 pm 
(we will be holding a rally out front at 5pm, join us!)
North Medford High School Commons at 1900 North Keene Way Drive, Medford, OR 97504

Questions? Want to volunteer? Call or email Sarah for more information 541-488-9831 or 

Comments Needed On Clean Water Act Permits For Pipeline And Terminal

Can't make it to a meeting in Medford? You can still let the the Army Corps of Engineers and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality know you value clean water more than dirty energy and to deny these permits!
Both agencies are asking for comments on Clean Water Act permits deal with the proposed 230-mile pipeline to transport fracked gas from Malin to Coos Bay, through the watersheds of the Klamath, Rogue, Umpqua, Coquille and Coos Rivers. The project would involve a 36” pipeline crossing 400 different waterways, clearing important streamside forests and dumping sediments into clear water streams. Additionally the terminal site would require extensive new dredging in the sensitive estuary of Coos Bay. All told this would result in 5.8 million cubic yards of fill dumped into salmon strongholds throughout southwest Oregon.

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