| Oct 30 2012 -- Jan 15 LNG Abuses Get Their Moment in the Spotlight|
Pipeline construction is one of many impacts of LNG export. Oregon Shores is an active member of the coalition working to prevent development of an LNG and/or coal export facility on Coos Bay's North Spit.
We have just contributed to an extensive package of "scoping comments" sent by the coalition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), demanding that the full range of potential environmental and social impacts of LNG development be considered before any license is granted that would enable development of the proposal Jordan Cove LNG facility and Pacific Connector pipeline bringing "fracked" gas from inland sources.
Our colleagues in the coalition, Rogue Riverkeeper, have produced a video that explores some of the issues. Their focus, understandably, is on impacts to the Rogue watershed and other inland areas that would be impacted by the pipeline that would extend across Oregon, crossing and damaging hundreds of streams. While Oregon Shores is more specifically focused on potential damage to the habitats of the estuary and North Spit that would be directly affected by LNG or coal export, the impacts of the pipeline on a long swath of southern Oregon, and of fracking wherever it takes place, are also an important part of the equation.
The video is worth viewing. You’ll find it on YouTube by clicking here.
Contact: Phillip Johnson, Executive Director, (503) 754-9303, or EMAIL
| Sep 22 2012 -- Nov 22 2012 Protection for Marsh Achieved Through LNG Agreement|
In August, Oregon Shores challenged a land use approval by Coos County relating to the zone boundaries for the Jordan Cove LNG project property and approving additional fill on the site. The administrative decision, which was not subject to prior notice or an opportunity to comment, adjusted the boundary line between the zones for Henderson Marsh on the North Spit and the adjacent Jordan Cove ...
| Aug 31 2012 -- Aug 29 2012 FERC Invites Public Comment on LNG Export Scheme|
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is asking for citizen input on what impacts to consider when weighing a proposal to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to China. Public hearings are coming up. The Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector proposal, which Oregon Shores is battling along with a coalition of conservation groups and affected citizens, would have a drastic ...
| Jul 26 2008 -- Sep 26 2008 Setback for LNG proposal in Coos Bay|
The LNG proposal for the North Spit in Coos Bay had a setback recently, when Oregon's Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) remanded the Coos County approval of the facility back to the county for further work. Several opposing groups and individuals filed the appeal arguing that the County made inadequate findings as a basis of approving the controversial facility. The county must now address those ...
| Jan 14 2008 -- Feb 14 2008 Oregon Shores' Position on LNG Terminals, Ships, and Pipelines|
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 ...
| Jan 2 2008 -- Feb 2 2008 Coos Commissioners Approve LNG Land Use Application|
In a meeting lasting about two minutes, the Coos County Board of Commissioners has approved the International Port of Coos Bay's land use application for a marine terminal on the North Spit of Coos Bay, according to a January 3, 2008 article in the Coos Bay World. A local group, Southern Oregon Pipeline Information Project, Inc., has been formed by landowners who would be affected by the proposed ...
| Nov 27 2007 -- Nov 27 2008 Coos Hearings Official Approves LNG Facility, Disapproves Port Slip|
November 27, 2007: Coos County Hearings Official Anne Corcoran Briggs has submitted her decisions regarding the proposed LNG terminal on North Spit. Her first decision finds that Jordan Cove Energy's Liquified Natural Gas Facility application does satisfy all applicable county standards, or would if the county imposes the conditions she recommends. However, in her second decision she finds that ...