Tell FERC: Stop Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector Pipeline

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Dear Members of the FERC Commission:

I strongly oppose the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Pacific Connector Pipeline project (CP17-494-000 and CP17-495-000). FERC should not issue Authorization and Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity because the adverse environmental, public safety, and other impacts of these projects demonstrate that the projects are contrary to the public interest.

Additionally, the DEIS fails to support its conclusions that the projects would have only some limited adverse environmental impacts. FERC therefore cannot proceed without revising its analysis and any revised analysis must be made available for further public comment prior to any FERC decision to grant the pending application.

Specifically, I am concerned about the following impacts:

  1. The export terminal and increased fracking would make climate change worse. The terminal alone would become the largest climate polluter in Oregon by 2020.
  2. The drinking water supplies for more than 150,000 Oregonian’s could be contaminated by the chemicals used during construction of the pipeline.
  3. Fracked gas is explosive and the terminal would be located in a tsunami zone. The pipeline would be located in wildfire-prone areas and over 16,000 people near the terminal would be in a “Hazardous Burn Zone.”
  4. Farmer and landowner rights will be trampled. Hundreds of private landowners will be impacted along the pipeline route and many will be threatened with eminent domain if they do not settle for permanent use of their land.

I strongly oppose this project and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should deny with prejudice the Authorization and the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

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    On March 29, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) opened up a 90-day public comment period on a critical permit needed to construct the 229 mile Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. Take action today to stop Oregon from becoming a fracked gas export hub by letting FERC know why you oppose the Jordan Cove project.

    A Canadian fossil fuel corporation, 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 Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline across private and public land, creating a 95-foot wide clear-cut through southwest Oregon’s forests, farms and rivers.

    The pipeline would terminate in an export facility in southern Oregon on the North Spit in the Port of Coos Bay. This project would pollute 485 waterways and harm salmon, impact landowners, threaten tribal territories and burial grounds, and create the largest source of climate pollution in Oregon. The facility would be located in the tsunami hazard zone, placing thousands of people in the hazardous burn zone in case of an accident.

    The project is opposed by a broad coalition that includes landowners, existing small businesses that would be impacted, tribes, health professionals, climate action and water quality advocates, and more. Take action today by submitting your public comment urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee to deny its certificate of need for this project once and for all.

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