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No LNG Activists Make Clear – FERC’s No Means NO!!!

On February 13th, over two hundred activists opposing the Jordan Cove LNG pipeline showed up at the Douglas County Fairgrounds while representatives of the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal Project (Coos Bay) project gave a presentation lunch to the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce.   After being denied permits by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) twice, (More...)

Gov. Brown Outlines Plan to Keep Elliott State Forest Publicly Owned

From Eugene’s Register Guard – Dylan Darling: The Elliott State Forest northeast of Coos Bay would not be sold and instead the state would split it into a mix of old growth preserves and timberlands for harvest, under a $100 million proposal outlined Friday by Gov. Kate Brown. The state would put money raised from (More...)

Trump Named as Defendant in Federal Case – Pre-Trial Discovery Moves Forward

From Our Children’s Trust: Today, youth plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States filed a notice with a federal court in Oregon, naming Donald J. Trump as a defendant in their landmark climate case on pace for trial this fall. Plaintiffs have substituted President Trump as a named party in place of former President Barack Obama (More...)

Update on Break Free PNW Trials

From the Skagit Valley Herald-February 3, 2017 MOUNT VERNON — A jury found four people guilty of trespassing Friday for blocking BNSF Railway tracks during the Break Free PNW protest in May.   Each was convicted of second-degree criminal trespass, which is a misdemeanor, in Skagit County District Court. Each was sentenced to 12 months of (More...)

BREAKING – Ken Ward (Valve Turner) Trial Results in Hung Jury

Great news!  In a resounding recognition of the threat of climate change, a Skagit County jury has refused to convict Ken Ward of two felony counts stemming from an act of civil disobedience in October of last year. After more than five hours of deliberation Ward’s three day trial ended in a hung jury, with (More...)