laurie laurie, November 4, 2017

From the Weekly: November 3, 2017 – 2:20pm | By Carl Segerstrom:

It may be a few days after Halloween, but climate activists and concerned citizens sure think the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal is a trick and not a treat. Dozens of protesters, many wearing red as encouraged by protest organizers from 350 Eugene, showed up at the Nov. 3 Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) meeting in Eugene to raise concerns about the energy project that won’t seem to die.

To read the entire article, go to:  http://www.eugeneweekly.com/blog/lng-pipeline-protesters-pack-environmental-quality-commission-meeting

To read our joint-group statement to Environmental Quality Commission, click here:

EQC Nov 3 FINAL letter 11.1.17

 

Rowena Jackson (above) , a member of the Klamath Tribes who lives in Eugene, attended and read a poem in protest of the proposed terminal:

“I am Water from Klamath and Crater Lake”

Make no mistake

Forever, I refuse to Negotiate

Make no mistake

Forever, I refuse to Relinquish

It is a given to protect, and love our fish

For all my relations and next generations

I don’t accept Nestle bottled water, in consultations

Make no mistake

It was the government’s fault, to over allocate

Water is life, corporations excavate

My elders fought hard, near and far, (look Up)

Inter-generational trauma, I nurture my scar

Make no mistake

I am water, from Klamath and Crater Lake

I will protect, our Senior water rights

I embrace tribal sacred sites

Since time immemorial

Keep it to one burial

RIP my ancestors,

Heads up oppressors and even investors

NGO’s are everywhere

Headlines here and headlines there

Against the oil & gas pipelines

Klamath Senior Water Rights

Since Time Immemorial and on the sidelines

I am bringing awareness and addressing the highlights

Since 1864,

we are still at war

Making calls on water, Just look at the websites

Ancestors are with me as I roll up my sleeves

Stakeholders “hurry! relinquish your water, rights”

Negotiate now! greedy like thief’s

IN Wells Fargo I divest

Because mother earth and her veins are stressed

Canadian Company, Pacific Connector gas pipeline

From bloodline to coastline, it’s time to resign!

Pardon me while I  file as an INTERVENOR

I will always oppose you, to keep this land cleaner.

It was a headache to intervene

I jumped thru FERCS hoops and in between

Electronic submission accepted

In hopes we are not rejected

I hold legal power to appeal

If FERC can’t keep it real

Strike 3

I repeat No LNG

This is my home

Like the Lava Beds catacomb

So I pray for the people

We overcome all this evil.

United we stand

As I raise my hand