Stop Jordan Cove LNG & the Pacific Connector Pipeline

Stop Jordan Cove LNG & the Pacific Connector Pipeline

A Canadian fossil fuel corporation, called Pembina, wants to build the Jordan Cove Energy Project to export fracked liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada and the Rockies through southern Oregon to Coos Bay and then to Asia. This would require the 229-mile Pacific Connector pipeline across private and public land, creating a 95-foot wide clearcut through southwest Oregon’s forests, farms and rivers.

The pipeline would terminate in an export facility on the North Spit in the Port of Coos Bay, in southern Oregon. The facility would be located in the tsunami hazard zone, subjecting over 16,000 people to ...

A Canadian fossil fuel corporation, called Pembina, wants to build the Jordan Cove Energy Project to export fracked liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada and the Rockies through southern Oregon to Coos Bay and then to Asia. This would require the 229-mile Pacific Connector pipeline across private and public land, creating a 95-foot wide clearcut through southwest Oregon’s forests, farms and rivers.

The pipeline would terminate in an export facility on the North Spit in the Port of Coos Bay, in southern Oregon. The facility would be located in the tsunami hazard zone, subjecting over 16,000 people to hazardous burns in the case of an accident. This project would pollute nearly 500 waterways and harm salmon, impact hundreds of landowners, threaten tribal territories and burial grounds, raise energy prices, and create one of the largest source of climate pollution in Oregon.

Community organizations, tribes, businesses, and concerned residents are standing up for clean energy, rural communities, and our quality of life in southern Oregon and northern California.

The federal government denied the FERC permit for the project in March 2016, and upheld its decision again in December 2016. Under the  new administration, the pipeline company is trying again and filed a  new application in January 2017.

Even if our federal government changes its decision, Oregon's state agencies can still stop the project. We’re asking Oregon Governor Kate Brown and our state agencies, including the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of State Lands, to deny permits, certificates and easements for this project once and for all. Oregon needs to transition to clean energy that can create jobs and protect our quality of life, not develop the first fracked gas export terminal on the West Coast.

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Send a comment to DEQ and US Army Corps to protect the West Coast from fracked gas exports

On May 22nd, 2018, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a 60-day public comment period for two important Clean Water Act permits. 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. You can help by writing comments to let Oregon state agencies know ...

On May 22nd, 2018, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a 60-day public comment period for two important Clean Water Act permits. 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. You can help by writing comments to let Oregon state agencies know why you are concerned about the Jordan Cove project and Pacific Connector pipeline and how you would be impacted by the pollution and degradation of our rivers and streams.

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Include your specific concerns about how the project will harm rivers and streams
(see the comment guide for more information!).


Example: Constructing the pipeline will cut down trees near streams, which can
heat the stream and harm fish and fish habitat. I am concerned that the pipeline will harm fish in the Rogue, Klamath, Umpqua, Coos, and Coquille rivers.


Include your specific concerns about how the project will increase pollution (harming
fish habitat, heating up streams, increasing murkiness, etc.).


Example: I am concerned that trenching, blasting, and damming streams will
pollute the water by increasing muddiness and will harm fish.


Include your specific concerns about how the project will harm fishing, boating,
swimming, and other designated uses of our rivers and streams.


Example: Blasting for pipeline construction and cutting down trees near streams
will pollute waterways that support fishing, swimming, and boating.


Include your specific concerns about how the project is not in the public interest and
will harm our rivers and our communities.


Example: This project is one of the largest and most environmentally harmful
private projects in Oregon. It threatens fish, clean water, recreation, and wildlife.

Example: I am concerned that the pipeline will impact clean drinking water in southern Oregon.

Example: I live in Klamath County and am concerned that Jordan Cove’s
proposal to use 15 million gallons of freshwater from the Klamath River
Basin will critically impact water supply in an already drought stricken
region.