Sunday, January 9, 2011

Take action now to Stop the Jordan Cove LNG terminal

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) is currently accepting public comments on the application to dredge Coos Bay in order to accommodate the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal. The amount of material that they propose to dredge out of the Coos Bay estuary would fill the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena nearly 14 times! Help us reach the goal of submitting 500 comments to the Department of State Lands asking them to deny the application from Port of Coos Bay for massive dredging to accommodate the Jordan Cove LNG terminal.

For more than five years, multinational energy companies have targeted southern Oregon for a proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import facility in the Coos Bay estuary and a 234-mile gas pipeline across Coos, Douglas, Jackson and Klamath counties. Oregonians have worked to stop this fossil fuel project that threatens the climate and Oregon's rivers, salmon, forests, communities and hundreds of private property owners. The project is still a long way from getting all the state and federal approvals it would need to start any construction, but vigilance is key and we need your help to stop this project and protect Oregon! Click here and visit our action page to have your voice heard. The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) is currently accepting public comments on the application to dredge Coos Bay in order to accommodate the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal. The amount of material that they propose to dredge out of the Coos Bay estuary would fill the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena nearly 14 times! Such extensive dredging would harm the estuary, which contributes to fundamental ecological processes that support coastal ecosystem health. The project would damage sensitive essential habitat for shellfish, salmon, sturgeon and other fish, as well as resting and foraging areas for migratory and resident shorebirds and waterfowl. Despite the enormous environmental impacts that this proposal would have on the estuary, the application is full of inconsistencies, has not been made available in a fully legible format and the comment period is so short that it precludes meaningful public review. Most importantly, the project is not needed. It is time to tell DSL to deny this application and protect Oregon from an unnecessary LNG terminal and pipeline! We need 500 people to send a message to Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) to let them know that we are concerned about this application. Follow this link to our action page for an easy way to send a comment.

From Portland Indymedia:
http://portland.indymedia.org/

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