Deadline: 5:00 pm
As most Southern Oregon residents know, Pembina’s Jordan Cove project comprises a pipeline to run through four counties in southern Oregon carrying shale-fracked gas to a liquefaction facility in Jordan Cove N of Coos Bay. Passage of this pipeline would compromise over 400 regional waterways. Besides posing a threat to the habitat of our iconic salmonid species and aquatic communities, threatening the property of local landowners with loss through eminent domain taking, the project would result in emissions of huge amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Indeed, the estimated emissions from the extraction, processing, shipment, and combustion of greenhouse gases from the project (methane from leakage, and carbon dioxide from combustion) would equal nearly 60% of Oregon’s annual in-boundary emissions. This would certainly compromise the effectiveness of any statewide effort to curb in-boundary emissions of climate pollution.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have extended the comment period during which members of the public can offer input on clean water permits that the project must obtain in order to proceed.
If you care about our future, now is a great time to get involved by submitting comments on this project. The deadline for both targets is 5:00 pm on August 21st.
For tips on comments, visit our friends at Rogue Climate who have been leading the opposition on this project: https://www.rogueclimate.org/write_comments. In addition, it is reasonable to make the case that increased greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming. This, in turn, causes climate change consequences that include reduced high elevation snowpack and subsequent stream flow plus earlier snowmelt, all compromising stream flow patterns and water temperatures to the detriment of aquatic communities.
To submit your comments, visit https://nolngexports.good.do/stopjordancove/CleanWaterComments/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=actionkit