Will the Pacific Northwest be Transformed into a Petrochemical Export Hub?

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Proposals to build oil, coal and LNG terminals across the Northwest, and opposition they face
The Pacific Northwest is noted for its magnificent mountains, rivers, coastline and verdant farmland. The region also holds itself up as a model of environmental stewardship and sustainability. Yet at the same time, forces inside and outside of the Northwest are pushing for the region to become an export hub for fossil fuels. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Dan Serres, conservation director for Columbia Riverkeeper, about proposals to build oil, coal and LNG terminals across the Northwest, and the opposition these proposals face from broad segments of the community.

Dan Serres works to engage diverse communities along the Columbia. Dan was the lead organizer in Columbia Riverkeeper's successful campaign to protect forests and farmland from Bradwood Landing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipelines. He is an expert on the impact of energy projects on water quality and communities, including LNG, coal export terminals, and power plants.

On Tuesday, May 26 at 12:00 pm at the Capitol steps in Salem, Oregon, hundreds of Oregonians, including farmers, ranchers, business owners and conservationists, will gather for a rally to oppose liquified natural gas (LNG) exports throughout Oregon. The rally will include speeches from tribal leaders,  impacted landowners and a keynote speech from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance President. For more information: http://www.nolngexports.org/

 

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