Recent admission by Jordan Cove LNG that they want to export U.S. natural gas through southern Oregon adds more concern to an already problematic proposal. We are asking Governor Kitzhaber to direct the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) to deny the Port of Coos Bay’s application for the Jordan Cove LNG terminal.
On August 3, 2011, Governor Kitzhaber stated, “I fully expect and will demand that Oregon agencies with a regulatory role relating to LNG facilities scrutinize applications carefully, and deny applications that do not meet applicable state and local standards.”
DSL has announced it will make a decision on the Port of Coos Bay’s application for an enormous dredging project by this Friday, December 16th. It looks as if they are going to approve the permit. If DSL grants this permit, with an incomplete and outdated application, and with NO public hearing, the Governor and the State of Oregon would sidestep an opportunity for the state to have a legitimate permitting process.
Your participation is imperative to protect communities all along the pipeline route and Coos Bay.
DSL received more than 3,000 comments opposing the Port’s application and we need our Governor to stand with Oregonians.
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