Pembina, a large Canadian corporation seeking to profit by exporting Canadian and Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia, has applied to build a 229-mile, 36-inch underground natural gas pipeline from Malin to Coos Bay. It would cross 400 waterways including the Klamath River; leak methane gas; require a 90-foot-wide clearcut; expose contaminated soils; pose health and safety risks including toxic emissions, explosion, and wildfires; and more. The project would require 24/7 operation of a compressor station near Malin. The pipeline’s existence will open the floodgates to more fracking.
Come to this forum to learn what the project means to this community and consider how you might want to respond. Deb Evans (landowner) and Juliet Grable (journalist) will talk about landowners whose private property could be taken from them under eminent domain to make way for the pipeline.
This project would result in greenhouse gas emissions conservatively estimated to be equivalent to over 50% of Oregon’s annual in-boundary emissions and would thus undermine substantially any efforts undertaken by the state to reduce its emissions.