Stop Jordan Cove!

July 9, 2018

Jordan Cove

Two times the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rejected the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and by association the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal project in Southern Oregon.

This pipeline pipe dream project was first proposed by Veresen, a Canadian company, and was rejected once in March 2016, and again in December 2016.

Last year Pembina, a Canadian corporation, took over the project. They are hoping that the influence of huge campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry in the 2016 elections will push Congress, the White House, and Oregon state agencies to allow this zombie pipeline project to come back from the dead. The Colorado oil & gas industry and political supporters on both sides of the aisle have jumped on the Jordan Cove bandwagon is hopes of attracting investors to dump more money into the declining oil & gas industry along the state’s western slope.

In December 2016, after two FERC rejections, the former company Veresen announced plans to try again. The company started the pre-filing process in January 2017, to ask FERC to consider the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export project again. When Pembina took over the project last year efforts to resuscitate the project were ramped up.

The 229-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline would cross private and public land, creating a 95-foot wide clearcut through southwest Oregon’s forests and farms to transport fracked gas from Canada and the U.S. Rockies to overseas destinations. The pipeline and fracked gas export project would trample the rights of landowners through use of eminent domain, disturb tribal territories and burial grounds, threaten 400 waterways, put existing jobs in fishing, tourism, and other sectors at risk, drive up energy prices, and create a major new source of climate pollution.

This phantom fracked gas pipeline and export project is not in the public interest. Not in Oregon. Not in Colorado.

Why should Oregonians sacrifice public health, safety, and the environment for the benefit of a Canadian corporation?

Why would a Canadian corporation sell natural gas from Colorado?

The campaign to stop the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export Terminal in southern Oregon includes landowners, business people, climate and conservation groups, native tribes, and concerned residents working together to protect their homes and lands from fossil fuel exports and create clean energy jobs instead.

Will you submit a comment to help stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline proposed for southern Oregon?

On May 21, 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.

If built, the Pacific Connector Pipeline would terminate on the Oregon coast in the Port of Coos Bay at the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export facility. Jordan Cove would become the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the West Coast.

Aerial view of of the North Spit (Coos Bay OR), the proposed site for the Jordan Cove Projet. [Photo credit: Alex Derr/OSCC via The World]

This highly explosive facility would be located in a tsunami hazard zone, subjecting over 16,000 people to hazardous burns in the case of an accident. This project would pollute nearly 500 waterways, harm salmon habitat, impact hundreds of landowners, threaten tribal territories and burial grounds, raise energy prices, and become the largest source of climate pollution in Oregon.

Instead of expanding use of fossil fuels to benefit corporate special interests, we should be investing in a faster transition to clean energy jobs and greater energy efficiency.

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3 Comments on “Stop Jordan Cove!”

  1. Wim DeVriend Says:

    Peggy – I appreciated your piece on Jordan Cove. But it is not at all clear that they will ship Colorado gas by way of that pipeline. They have a license to import enough Canadian gas to fill their needs. Ands that’s only one of their many lies and obfuscations. I’m attaching their Canadian “licence”. I suspect what will most likely happen is that they will play Canada against Colorado to get the lowest price. They Own a pipeline to bring it down from Canada.



  2. Benita Phillips Says:

    Only from an economic perspective, once the US starts to export LNG, and since one point of export does not control worldwide markets, the logical conclusion is the citizens will pay an increase price for natural gas usage while Canada and corporations reap the profits.
    On another note, the LNG plant in Coos Bay is more likely to be hit by an earthquake, being on the “Ring of Fire” vs a tsunami. Surrounding semi-dormant volcanoes are already showing signs of increased activity, including Mt. St. Helens. Our motto should be “Remember Fukushima!”

  3. Jenna Tullberg Says:

    I say NO bc it’s not in the best interest of the people

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