Guest Opinion: We can create infrastructure jobs without jeopardizing our future

Guest Opinion b y Jeff Merkley, Medford Mailt Tribune, December 8, 2017

When Jordan Cove LNG announced its plan in 2012 for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Coos Bay, it painted a compelling picture. The project would create hundreds of construction jobs and improve port infrastructure in a region hit hard by the loss of sawmills and canneries. Simultaneously it would lessen the carbon dioxide pollution driving climate disruption by replacing higher-polluting coal.


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