August 17, 2018
Local Oregon Fracked Gas Resistance organizers delivered 350 comment cards to Eugene’s office of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Tuesday this week! Go Team!
There’s still time to submit your comments to stop Jordan Cove LNG! State and federal agencies must stand up for clean water, healthy rivers and a stable climate!
The Jordan Cove fracked gas export terminal and pipeline needs two Clean Water Act permits from our state and federal agencies to proceed. Similar gas pipelines in Oregon, New York, and Maryland have been stopped through the Clean Water Act process because of impacts to rivers, streams, and wetlands.
THANKS to everyone who has already sent in comments urging our agencies to protect our waterways from this destructive project — over 24,000 comments (a new record) have already been submitted by people from across the west coast because of concerns about impacts to clean water, landowners, earthquake/tsunami risk, the local economy and the climate.
It’s easy to submit a comment to both Oregon DEQ and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers using Columbia Riverkeeper’s link.
Write our agencies today and share:
To remind us why this project is so easy to hate, these two video resources were compiled by our friends in the Stop Fracked Gas/PDX group (a short and a long one):
Sierra Club 101 on Fracking
Deborah Romerein (Portland Fracked Gas Resister) made her own “TED Talk”.
July 19, 2018
Eugene Weekly Article Concerning South Eugene Fracked Gas Pipeline:
Right now our state is threatened by the Jordan Cove Energy Project
Pembina, a Canadian corporation, wants to build a 230-mile fracked gas pipeline across Southern Oregon, and a huge plant and terminal on Coos Bay to liquefy the gas and ship it to Asia.
OREGON FRACKED GAS RESISTANCE SAYS NO!!
JOIN US!! OFGR meets monthly to strategize and plan our resistance. Contact Linda Heyl
Who we are
We are a grassroots volunteer group opposed to any new fracked gas infrastructure. We’re working to save our region’s natural resources and to protect our world from catastrophic climate change.
Currently our main focus is stopping the Jordan Cove Energy Project (JCEP). We rally public opposition using art, dance and other creative expressions. We partner with a statewide coalition of environmental, conservation and community groups, and tribal governments to apply legal and political pressure. We spread the word with community education events. We send comments and testify at permit hearings. We petition our state officials and congressional delegation. We helped convince Senator Merkley to switch his public stance and come out against JCEP. We continue to pressure Governor Kate Brown. If we have to, some of us will engage in non-violent civil disobedience.
In every way, we say NO!
Jordan Cove Energy Project
Although two prior applications were denied, Pembina saw an opportunity under the Trump administration, and applied again in September, 2017.
If this project is built, it would exacerbate the climate crisis. According to the greenhouse gas GHG assessment by Oil Change International, JCEP will become Oregon’s largest climate polluter. The report concludes, “In order to address the global climate crisis, emissions from all sources of fossil fuels must be reduced to zero by mid-century. Building and operating this project will undermine this goal.”
JCEP would also damage Oregon’s public lands and waters, threaten tribal cultural resources and traditional tribal lands, take private landowner’s property using eminent domain, and endanger public health and safety. No LNG Exports FAQ
Fracked Gas, and Why It’s So Harmful
Fracked gas is “natural” gas extracted through a process called hydraulic fracturing. Natural gas (NG) is a fossil fuel composed mostly of methane, which is a powerful greenhouse gas. Investing in new NG projects as a “bridge fuel” is misguided. Instead, we need to transition off of fossil fuels to clean renewable sources of energy, like wind and solar. More information can be found at Natural Gas has a Dirty Secret.
As of 2016, fracked gas accounted for 67% of the US gas supply, up from just 5% in 2000 (US Energy Information Agency). This huge increase in supply is driving continued high GHG and slowing the development of renewable energy. Exactly the opposite of what we need to be doing! Bill McKibben writes, “….we’ve wasted a decade and likely far more, since all those new pipelines and power plants are designed (and financed) to last for 40 or 50 years.”
In addition to worsening the climate crisis, fracked gas has also been documented to cause significant environmental damage and negative health consequences. (Center for Media and Democracy) (Physicians for Social Responsibility)
Videos and Photos
Protestors in Salem against the Jordan Cover LNG Export Terminal and The Pacific Connector Pipeline project:
July 3 Local Protest of Natural Gas Pipeline Being Built in Eugene – Slideshow
July 3 Local Protest of Natural Gas Pipeline Video
Learn More About
- Fracked gas and its production:
- Other gas projects in the Northwest:
- Financing for Jordan Cove and other fossil fuel projects:
- Company websites
- Federal Government permitting for JCEP
- State of Oregon permitting for JCEP