STOP JORDAN COVE LNG
For over a decade, communities across Southern Oregon have come together to stop the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.
A Canadian fossil fuel corporation, Pembina, is proposing to build a 230-mile long, 36-inch wide Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline through southwestern Oregon to the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon. At this terminal, fracked gas from the pipeline would be liquefied and put on massive tankers to ship over 1 billion cubic feet of fracked gas per day to Asia.
The Jordan Cove LNG project would impact hundreds of waterways, including the Rogue, Klamath, and South Umpqua rivers, and threaten the public drinking water of over 160,000 people. The project would impact Tribal lands and cultural resources, require taking of private property through eminent domain, create a new wildfire hazard, and require a 1,300 acre permanent clearcut through Oregon’s public forests.
In Coos Bay, dredging required for the large ships to enter the estuary would remove over 6 million cubic yards of material, threatening local jobs in fishing, crabbing, and recreation and the health of the bay. LNG is highly explosive and a terminal in the tsunami zone would place over 16,000 Coos County residents in the “Hazardous Burn Zone.”
WHAT YOU CAN DO
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Local and statewide opposition remains strong to Jordan Cove LNG. Hundreds of thousands of comments have been submitted by impacted Tribal members, landowners, commercial fishermen and crabbers, youth, and others across Oregon to local, state and federal agencies opposing the project.
The State of Oregon has denied critical permits for Jordan Cove LNG, creating a huge obstacle to the project, even with federal approval. Now, Pembina is lobbying the federal government to take away Oregon’s power to stop Jordan Cove.
“I want to reiterate that I will not stand for any attempt to ignore Oregon’s authority to protect public safety, health, and the environment.”
Oregon Governor Kate Brown in a statement on the Federal approval of Jordan Cove LNG in March 2020.
Now, the State of Oregon, Tribal Governments, impacted landowners, and organizations including Rogue Climate are defending our communities in numerous court battles. Our communities must stay vigilant to ensure Jordan Cove LNG is stopped for good and we can focus on a transition to renewable energy instead.
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JORDAN COVE PERMITTING TIMELINE
- Jordan Cove LNG was first proposed as a fracked gas import terminal. After the fracking boom in North America, the company withdrew the import proposal and resubmitted an application for Jordan Cove LNG as an export terminal in 2014.
- FERC denied the 2014 proposal because “Pacific Connector failed to demonstrate a need for the project sufficient to outweigh the potential harm to the economic interests of landowners whose property rights might be taken by exercise of the right of eminent domain.”
- An application for Jordan Cove LNG was resubmitted. White House Advisor Gary Cohn announced the Trump Administration’s intention to approve the
Jordan Cove Project.
MAY 6, 2019
OREGON DENIES CLEAN WATER PERMIT
- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) delivered a severe blow to Jordan Cove LNG by denying the Clean Water Act Section 401 permit because the massive LNG export terminal and pipeline could not demonstrate that they would meet Oregon’s clean water standards.
January 21, 2020
JORDAN COVE WITHDRAWS STATE LANDS PERMIT
Ore Department of State Lands rejected a request from Jordan Cove to extend the permitting deadline for Jordan Cove LNG. Anticipating a permit denial, on January 24, 2020, Jordan Cove withdrew its state lands permit application entirely.
FEBRUARY 19, 2020
OREGON DENIES COASTAL ZONE PERMIT
- Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development denied the Coastal Zone Management Act Consistency Certification for Jordan Cove, marking the third key state permit the Jordan Cove failed to qualify for.
MARCH 19, 2020
- In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, FERC approved the project with the conditions that Pembina qualifies for all necessary permits from the State of Oregon. FERC’s approval has been challenged by the State of Oregon; the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw; the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians; impacted landowners, and non-profit organizations, including Rogue Climate.
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