For over sixteen years the threat of a massive LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, fed by a 230 mile 36” wide gas pipeline snaking across five counties, loomed over Southern Oregon. Then on January 19, this project received its quite likely death blow, when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission upheld Oregon DEQ’s denial of a crucial permit. This is not the first time this project seemed to be defeated, but prospects look bleaker than ever for the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline to ever get built.
On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with three people who have been fighting this pipeline with every fiber of their being. Stacey McLaughlin owns a ranch in Douglas County, that would be on the pipeline route. Ka’ila Farrell Smith is a Klamath-Modoc Indian, whose people have been fighting this pipeline for 16 years and Allie Rosenbluth, Campaigns Director for Rogue Climate in Phoenix, OR, has devoted the last five years of her life to stopping Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.
Let's Celebrate! Wins on Kalama Methanol and Jordan Cove LNG On February 17 at 6 pm you can join a virtual celebration of the victories over Jordan Cove LNG and Kalama Methanol, when we raise a virtual glass and take time to soak in these victorious moments - over Zoom, of course. Click here to register.