League of Women Voters of Lane County Action Committee
A large part of the work of the League is to be an integral part of the community by consistently observing the work of our cities, county and state governments. The Action Committee is always busy following what is happening in our local and state governments.
Jordan Cove Energy Project AlertWhy is this important? The Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) Export Project is a proposal by Canadian energy corporation, Pembina, to ship fracked natural gas from Canada and the Rockies through southern Oregon to the coast to be shipped overseas. The associated Pacific Connector Pipeline, also known as the “LNG Pipeline,” would impact more than 485 rivers, streams and wetlands including the Rogue, Klamath, and Umpqua rivers. Many of the 600 landowners who would be directly impacted by the pipeline will face eminent domain if they don’t give up their property for the pipeline route. Constructing the pipeline would require clear-cutting a 95-foot buffer through public lands impacting a region with significant fire and earthquake hazards. (From Rogue Riverkeeper a non-profit organization founded to provide public oversight of Clean Water Act implementation in the Rogue Basin; a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance.) League of Women Voters Oregon opposes Jordan Cove and has as a legislative priority to Address Climate Change. The League’s position is to “Preserve the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the ecosystem, with maximum protection of public health and the environment” with a focus on demanding pollution prevention. If the goal is to reduce emissions, the project is just the opposite. It will be the greatest carbon producer in the state. For more information on the Project click JORDAN COVE. Comment Writing Guide: Click here for a Comment Writing Guide prepared by Rogue Climate.