No Pacific Connector Pipeline or Jordan Cove LNG Terminal


The Jordan Cove Project is back from the dead and on a fast track. 

Scoping Comments can be submitted by July 10, 2017, on FERC's online system here under the docket # PF17-4-000. 

When natural gas is shipped overseas, it is compressed by liquefying it, thus the term Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG. This pipeline would clearcut a 100 to 150' wide east-west corridor for 230 miles through Oregon’s forests, beginning near Klamath Falls and ending at the Jordan Cove LNG export facility in Coos Bay. There, the natural gas would be supercooled to liquefy it, with the help of a new power plant, all to be built on the north spit of Coos Bay, in the earthquake subduction and tsunami zone and directly in the path of the regional airport’s runway.

To do this, they had to convince our government that the scheme is in the "public interest" so they can get the right to condemn property owned by Oregon families through eminent domain. Last time around, FERC was required to produce an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze and disclose the environmental impacts of the project. Veresen produced the  “Purpose and Need” report for this project[2], claiming that “fracking” (a gas extraction method) is so productive, they have saturated the domestic market, and if they are to continue to frack, they must be allowed to export.

FERC didn't buy that claim, finding that the company failed to produce even one customer for its product. FERC's March 2016 decision found that the company had not demonstrated sufficient public markets for its demand to justify the impacts to private landowners along the popeline route. 

And then, Donald Trump got elected. His administration quickly announced Jordan Cove as one of the Obama-era good decision they intended to un-do. Excited by the post-fact era, the Jordan Cove Energy Project is busily trying to erase history and force through a project approval.

Cascadia and our many allies are determined to make sure that doesn't happen. 

For more information on the overall project, click here.

For more information specifically on:

The Pipeline
The Terminal
Global Warming Issues
Environmental Issues
Economic Issues

Download a one-page Jordan Cove fact sheet.

Download the fact sheet Climate Impacts of Natural Gas and Exporting.

Other actions you can take:

To tell Oregon's Governor what you think, click here

Write to the federal government or your local governments. Talking points here.

We are disappointed that Senator Ron Wyden "applauds" this project. (Write him a letter about that by clicking here).

(Rally at the state capitol. Photo by Cascadia Wildlands.)


[1] Jordan Cove Resource Report 1, March 2012. Appendix B.1 Navigant Study page 3. “Jordan Cove is supplied 70 percent by Canadian gas”…





[2] Jordan Cove Resource Report 1, March 2012. Page 1-4. “LNG exports, including those from the proposed Project, should be seen as instrumental in providing the increased demand to spur exploration and development of gas shale assets in North America for the long-term benefit of the country and others”.

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