Thursday, September 8, 2016

Robyn Janssen and the Rogue Riverkeeper staff have keeping a close eye on the proposed LNG project.  Now they need us to show up at this important meeting.  This is their message without the photos.

LNG Action Alert: Statewide Air Quality Meeting in Medford

Important DEQ Air Quality Hearing in Medford

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Oregon Health Authority are hosting a regional air quality hearing that is important to our ongoing fight to stop the Pacific Connector Pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG project. 

DEQ Air Quality Hearing
Tuesday September 13, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm 

In order to send fracked gas through the pipeline from Malin to Coos Bay, a 31-acre compressor station would be needed to compress the gas close to Klamath Falls. The compressor station would emit toxic pollutants known to cause cancer, like formaldehyde and toluene, and would become one of the 15 largest sources of climate pollution in the state. Last April we sent out talking points regarding the compressor station that you can read here for some background info. 
DEQ is responsible for issuing a vital air quality permit for the compressor station.  
Due to an air quality health crisis earlier this year in Northern Oregon, DEQ is in the process of urgently reforming their industrial air toxics regulations to align with standards of public health.
Will you make sure that our rural communities aren’t left out of this rulemaking by attending the hearing and asking DEQ to: 
  1. Not issue any air quality permits for the Pacific Connector / Jordan Cove energy project until after rulemaking is complete. 
  2. Require a full health impacts analysis of the compressor station. 



On another note, we are watching in inspiration as thousands of indigenous leaders and supporters come together to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline proposed for Standing Rock Sioux territory. Many were attacked with pepper spray and dogs over the weekend for peacefully defending their rivers, sacred sites, and community. This is unacceptable. 
If you are interested in learning more and supporting the efforts of the Standing Rock Sioux and their fight against the Dakota Access Crude Oil Pipeline, there will be a rally in solidarity this Saturday on the plaza in Ashland from 12 - 2PM. Facebook event linked here
Thank you for Standing Up for Southern Oregon by saying No LNG. No Pipeline! 
Hannah and Robyn 
Rogue Climate & Rogue Riverkeeper 

The mission of Rogue Riverkeeper is to protect and restore water quality and fish populations in the Rogue Basin and adjacent coastal watersheds through enforcement, advocacy, field work and community action.
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If you would like to support our work on clean water and salmon habitat, you can donate to Rogue Riverkeeper at POB 102 Ashland Oregon, 97520 or online via our website.
Robyn Janssen, Clean Water Campaigner
Rogue Riverkeeper
PO Box 102 
Ashland OR 97520 
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