Jordan Cove LNG not a done deal. Call Gov. Brown! By Sarah Westover

You may have heard that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Jordan Cove LNG Export project yesterday, recommending the Jordan Cove project move forward.  This comes as no surprise, since FERC is basically a rubberstamping agency and always approves energy proposals.

We want to make sure you know —- The LNG project is not a done deal. Not even close! Here are three ways you can help stop LNG in Oregon.

  • Call Governor Kate Brown on Monday, Oct. 5th at 503-378-4582.Our state agencies, under Gov. Kate Brown, have the power to stop the LNG project because the project violates many of Oregon’s existing environmental laws. State agencies have stopped two other LNG proposals in Oregon. Right now, we all need to step up the pressure on Governor Kate Brown to take action at the state level.  Leave a message asking her to stop LNG exports and stand up for solar power, energy efficiency, and other clean energy jobs instead. Click HERE for talking points and to track your call.
  • Tweet and Facebook the Governor this week!  Share your No LNG message with Gov. Kate Brown via Twitter at @OregonGovBrown, or on her facebook page.
  • Donate TODAY to get an Ad in the Oregonian asking Gov. Brown to stand up for Oregon and say no to LNG Exports.  Click HERE to donate. 

How can Gov. Brown help to stop the LNG Project?

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Not only does the state need to conduct its own environmental review and permitting process, the state also has the power to challenge FERC’s decision. The EIS doesn’t consider many of the major impacts of the project including impacts to our climate, our streams and rivers and potential threats to our safety.  Because FERC failed to conduct a comprehensive environmental review, the state of Oregon has the opportunity to challenge their decision by filing a “petition for a re-hearing” which would require FERC to re-evaluate the environmental impacts of the project. If FERC refuses to reconsider their environmental review, Governor Brown can take FERC to court.

Oregon leadership and our state agencies have a precedent of stopping LNG proposals. In 2010, former Oregon governor, Ted Kulongoski, helped protect Oregon from a failed federal review process. When the Jordan Cove project was initially introduced as an import terminal, Governor Kulongoski challenged FERC’s inadequate review and publicly committed to take that challenge to court.

As governor, Kate Brown can…

  • Challenge FERC and commit to go to court if necessary.
  • Stand up to pressure to fast track required state permits.
  • Make sure the state considers the devastating impacts the federal government ignored and that should prevent the LNG projects from going forward.

Please make sure to encourage Governor Brown to use these powers when you give her a call this Monday.

For more information, check out the website at www.nolngexports.org

Thanks for all that you do. Together, we can stop this project!

Sarah Westover
Southern Oregon No LNG Organizer

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