Say NO to LNG in the Klamath basin!
Despite the fact that Oregon's Governor and Dept of Energy have said we don't need to compromise our rivers, farmland and forests for a pipeline carrying foreign fossil fuel to southern California energy markets, corporations are pushing an LNG terminal in Coos Bay with a connecting pipeline to Malin, Oregon, just southeast of Klamath Falls.
The pipeline would offer no new energy or long term jobs to Klamath communities. The pipeline would cause long term sediment pollution in critical habitat for suckers and redband trout, devalue farmland and private property through eminent domain, and introduce the risk of explosion and leakage to the Umpqua, Rogue and Klamath Rivers which taxpayers are investing a billion dollars to restore. If the federal government approves this project, Klamath Riverkeeper will join other grassroots groups in going to court to stop it.
First though, the pipeline must get a 401 clean water permit from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Join us in asking ODEQ to deny a clean water permit for this destructive, risk-laden, and unneeded pipeline!
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