On this page you will find calls to action, such as requests that you write a letter, make a call, or send an e-mail; attend a hearing or a rally; submit comments on a land use decision or policy matter; or get involved in helping to organize a campaign. There is no urgent, immediate action item at this time, but some ongoing opportunities are listed below.
Citizens Can Intervene in Jordan Cove Issue
Citizens can take action to stop the pipeline and LNG export project by filing as an intervenor. Individuals as well as conservation organizations and community groups can intervene to register concerns about the project with FERC. As an intervenor, you will have legal standing to state your case in front of a court if the project is approved and participate in future legal challenges if you choose. Whether you are a landowner along the proposed route, or a concerned resident who loves hiking on the North Spit or in the forests along the route, or a fisherman or business owner who is concerned about impacts to fish and to the estuary, you have a stake in ensuring the LNG terminal and pipeline are rejected. To read the full article concerning this issue, click here.
FERC works quickly and there is a short timeline to intervene. The deadline to file is October 26th, 2017. The good news is that is relatively easy to file. Step-by-step instructions are online here.
Adopt a Mile of the Coast
One way to take action now, for those who are not already CoastWatchers, is to adopt a CoastWatch mile. One of our goals for the Beach Bill anniversary year, 2017, is to finally attain coverage of every mile of the Oregon coast through CoastWatch. You can help us reach this goal by adopting a mile that is not receiving regular coverage.
Participate in Citizen Science Research
Another form of action is to participate in one of our citizen science surveys, such as those for marine debris, beached birds, sea stars, stranded marine mammals, and others. For more information check out the CoastWatch section and this article on citizen science opportunities.