Amazingly, the CZMA commenting process is VERY simple. Read on.
Oregonians’ campaign to stop Jordan Cove LNG won some historic victories lately. Together, we persuaded the state of Oregon to deny Jordan Cove’s Clean Water Act permit, and we broke records for the most comments submitted against the project to state and federal agencies. Yay!
Last week, the State of Oregon opened up another important comment period on the Jordan Cove LNG project, called the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Consistency Review. This permit is Oregon’s opportunity to decide if Jordan Cove LNG’s application to FERC is aligned with Oregon’s local and state laws meant to protect Oregon’s Coastal Zone.
There is no way that this project can be built without violating Oregon’s local and state laws designed to protect the communities and economies of the south coast.
Jordan Cove LNG would be built in a tsunami hazard zone, threatening the health and safety of thousands of people on the coast. It would be the largest source of climate pollution in a coastal region that is already feeling the impacts of climate change. It would also be one of the largest dredging projects in Oregon’s history – threatening cultural resources, and the local crabbing, fishing, and shellfish industries.
Because the State of Oregon already denied the 401 Clean Water Act Permit for the LNG terminal and pipeline, and because Jordan Cove has not secured land use permits on the coast, this project clearly fails to comply with local and state laws. Oregon must deny the CZMA certificate for Jordan Cove LNG.
Please submit your comment to the Oregon Department of Land and Conservation and Development (DLCD) today! The comment period will be open until Saturday, September 21, and the state must make a decision by October 12 unless they agree to an extension.