Jan 14 2008 -- Feb 14 2008 Oregon Shores' Position on LNG Terminals, Ships, and Pipelines
LNG Tanker.Adopted by Oregon Shores' Board of Directors, January 13, 2008:
Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition opposes the siting of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals on the Oregon Coast or the Columbia River, as well as the building of associated pipelines. We also oppose movement of LNG tankers across the Columbia bar.
LNG terminals in Oregon are all proposed for estuaries and rivers whose ecological health is paramount. These terminals would bring a higher level of industrialization to the estuarine and coastal environments than now exists. In addition, the very long pipelines associated with all three proposals will disrupt private farming operations, require major timber-cutting on public forestlands across the state, and potentially cross under estuaries and rivers, further damaging these fragile environments. Oregon Shores also supports the rights of landowners not to have large pipelines forced on them by LNG import facilities and pipeline companies.
The vast majority of natural gas from all these proposed sites in Coos County and Clatsop County will be flowing to California and other large markets. Oregon Shores is therefore opposed to the use of our coastal and inland environments to provide for this use through environments that are fragile and extremely valuable to fishermen, farmers, timberland owners and rural residents.
In addition, much relevant research shows that LNG terminals and tankers pose grave hazards to surrounding communities due to potential terrorist activities and the possibility of spills and explosions. Health and safety laws require cessation of other marine activity in a substantial area around an LNG tanker, which will disrupt commercial and recreational fishing, and commercial shipping. This will likely have a detrimental effect on local commerce, depending on the number of tankers. It will especially affect fishing activities, which are the lifeblood of coastal communities in Oregon.
Articles on topic 'Coos: LNG':
May 21 2013 Appeal Seeks to Hold Coos County Accountable
Oct 30 2012 LNG Abuses Get Their Moment in the Spotlight
Sep 22 2012 Protection for Marsh Achieved Through LNG Agreement
Aug 31 2012 FERC Invites Public Comment on LNG Export Scheme
Jul 26 2008 Setback for LNG proposal in Coos Bay
Jan 14 2008 Oregon Shores' Position on LNG Terminals, Ships, and Pipelines
Jan 2 2008 Coos Commissioners Approve LNG Land Use Application
Nov 27 2007 Coos Hearings Official Approves LNG Facility, Disapproves Port Slip