With support and backing from the community, Rogue Climate opened a Coos Bay office in 2019 to continue the work to stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and to move forward a just transition to renewable energy. Before opening our Coos Bay office, Rogue Climate supported organizing in Coos County with regular visits from Medford-based staff.
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Protecting the Coos Bay estuary is critical for a safe and healthy climate. For over a decade, fossil fuel corporations have attempted to make Coos Bay a hub for fracked gas exports. Rogue Climate supports and continues to grow the coastal resistance to fracked gas exports from Coos Bay with partners including the Coos Bay Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Coast Range Forest Watch, Citizens for Renewables, and other community members who would be directly impacted by the project.
Climate change is already impacting the health, environment, economy, and communities of Coos Bay. Scientific reports show that Coos Bay is on track to experience hotter temperatures, rising sea-level, increased intensity of coastal storms, and ocean acidifcation.
The Coos Bay area has vibrant commercial and recreation fishing industries that rely on a healthy bay. Eelgrass is a critical piece of maintaining healthy water quality, fisheries, and is an important tool to sequester climate pollution. Already, warmer water temperature and dredging has caused a significant decline of eelgrass in Coos Bay.
Coos Bay and the surrounding areas are the traditional territories of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw, and Coquille peoples. Rogue Climate is committed to working in partnership with the Tribe and tribal communities in Coos Bay. You can learn more about the Indigenous peoples who have lived around Coos Bay for time immemorial on the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw’s website here and the Coquille Indian Tribe’s website here.