Tell Governor Brown to Oppose Gas Exports from Oregon!
The state of Oregon has the ability to deny the permits needed to move this project forward.
Southern Oregon is currently the target for a major liquefied natural gas export pipeline and terminal that would take our country’s natural gas to markets overseas. In the process private property would be taken via eminent domain, rivers and streams would be harmed and forests would be clear-cut for the construction of a 235-mile pipeline to an export terminal in Coos Bay.
The state of Oregon has the ability to deny the permits needed to move this project forward. Southern Oregon deserves better and Governor Brown needs to hear from you!
Fortunately, Oregon does not host shale reserves for the destructive practice of fracking but our coastal bays are being preyed upon by foreign energy companies as gateways for gas exports overseas. If exports through Oregon are approved, fracking will increase in other states to meet the increased demand in Asia, polluting drinking water throughout the west and speeding up climate change worldwide. If that isn’t bad enough, American gas rates will also go up, costing us more in heating and manufacturing.
State agencies such as the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of State Lands will be involved in deciding what is more important: protecting Oregonians, our environment and our economy or profit for the fossil fuel industry. Our state agencies should work for us and not for the interests of foreign energy companies, and the Governor is their boss.