State leaders should ensure denial of gas pipeline permit

By Bill Bradbury For The Register-Guard All Oregonians will be affected by an upcoming decision by a state agency overseen by Gov. Kate Brown, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins. At stake is whether a Canadian corporation will be allowed to jeopardize our waterways, salmon populations, and existing jobs that depend on fisheries and tourism. The Oregon Department of State Lands has until Nov. 10 to …continue…

90 scientists and climate experts call on Trudeau to reject Pacific NorthWest LNG By GORDON HOEKSTRA, Vancouver Sun

Scientists and climate experts from Canada, the U.S. and Australia called Monday for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to reject the $12-billion Pacific Northwest LNG project. The 90 scientists – including two from NASA and one who sits on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – said in a letter to Trudeau that the project must be rejected because of its “significant adverse environmental effects from greenhouse gas emissions.” The letter says …continue…

Global Warming Cited as Wildfires Increase in Fragile Boreal Forest – By JUSTIN GILLIS and HENRY FOUNTAIN

The fire next time: Why did Ft. McMurray burn? We are talking about a tar sands boom town all the way up there toward the Arctic Circle. The fire came in May when the boreal forest that surrounds this northern outpost should still be frozen. And this is a wet year in the west. El Nino is driving moisture up from the tropics. But here are the facts: climate change …continue…

SOPTV special on LNG fight to air May 13th

On March 11, 2016, the same day the FERC issued their order on the Jordan Cove Project, four of of our No LNG contingent (Bob Barker, Bill Gow, Emmalyn Garrett and Jody McCaffree) were just getting ready to go into the studio in Ashland and tape the following show.  Jody reports that:  “It was really hard to do the show after just hearing the news that FERC had denied Jordan …continue…

PRESS RELEASE- FERC Rejects LNG Project in Coos Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For additional information contact: Deb Evans [541] 601-4748, or Stacey McLaughlin [541] 860-8307 FERC Agrees with Southern Oregon Property Owners, Rejects Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project and Pipeline in Coos Bay, Oregon!   Coos Bay, Or. – Southern Oregon property owners and conservation interests alike celebrated the surprise news announced today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it was denying plans for what would have …continue…

DENIED! The Fight Against Jordan Cove Has Ended!!!

“The Commission denies Pacific Connector’s and Jordan Cove’s proposals.” – FERC March 11, 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a.k.a. FERC, rejected the Pacific Connector/Jordan Cove permit request today. This is the first such proposal ever rejected by FERC. It is a tribute to the passion of local anti-pipeline activists like Deb Evans, Hannah Sohl, Rogue Riverkeepers and many more. This will make national news. Local activists marched the length of …continue…

Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries By JUSTIN GILLIS – NEW YORK TIMES

The worsening of tidal flooding in American coastal communities is largely a consequence of greenhouse gases from human activity, and the problem will grow far worse in coming decades, scientists reported Monday. Those emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, are causing the ocean to rise at the fastest rate since at least the founding of ancient Rome, the scientists said. They added that in the absence of human …continue…

Climate Bill Delivers Large Benefits At Low Cost By TOM BOWERMAN

By Tom Bowerman For The Register-Guard FEB. 16, 2016 LINK TO ARTICLE HERE Oregon’s Healthy Climate Act, Senate Bill 1574, currently being considered by the Oregon Legislature, is coming under predictably inaccurate criticism. A Feb. 10 guest viewpoint by Chris McCabe, executive director of the Northwest Pulp and Paper Association, while skillfully written, contained critical errors that beg rebuttal. That guest viewpoint begins with a deft recognition of the high …continue…

WHY OREGON NEEDS THE HEALTHY CLIMATE ACT – SB 1574 would slash pollution and generate revenue.

Author: Kristin Eberhard (@KristinEberhard) on February 16, 2016 at 6:30 am CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF In the short 2016 legislative session, Oregon lawmakers have a chance to pass the Healthy Climate Act, a bill that would enforce the climate pollution reduction goals Oregon legislators passed nearly a decade ago. By enforcing limits on pollution and “cashing in our carbon,” as we like to think of it, Oregon can …continue…

California’s Success – Why REDUCING GHG through Cap and Invest WORKS!!!

Polls across Oregon show strong support for the state to take action on addressing the impacts of Climate Change and the Healthy Climate Act can propel Oregon into clean energy jobs and economy in similar fashion to proven programs in California and elsewhere. Coalition members have compiled the following materials to give information on how the Healthy Climate Act works and why we are convinced HCA will significantly benefit Oregon. …continue…