FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 OREGON – Despite the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, on Thursday, March 19 a politically unbalanced Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline over the objections of numerous state, federal, and local stakeholders and decision makers (details here.) Shortly … Continue reading Organizations opposing Jordan Cove LNG thank Oregon leaders
March 19, 2020 | Originally posted by Hannah Sohl, Rogue Climate | [WASHINGTON D.C.] In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic and national health emergency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally approved the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline today. The approval is conditioned on Pembina, the Canadian … Continue reading ALERT: Despite Oregon Permit Denials and Current Public Health Crisis, Federal Agency Approves Jordan Cove LNG
Washington Senate Approves Legislation to Protect Salmon from Suction-dredge Mining… On to the Governor’s Desk! BY: Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands In-House Counsel MARCH 5, 2020 | After a 37-10 vote in the Senate, the suction-dredge mining reform bill (HB 1261) — which had already passed through the House — has passed the Washington legislature! Thanks to … Continue reading Breaking Victory: Salmon Protected from Suction-dredge Mining in Washington State!
One day after the State of Oregon denied another key permit for Jordan Cove LNG, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission votes 2-1 to delay approval process! FEBRUARY 20, 2020 | On the heals of yesterday’s State of Oregon denial of yet another necessary permit for the Jordan Cove LNG Project, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … Continue reading FERC Votes 2-1 to Not Move Fracked Gas Pipeline Forward!
[SALEM, OR] – Amidst enormous public opposition and just one week before the Department of State Lands (DSL) was set to make a decision on a critical Removal-Fill permit on the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, Pembina has withdrawn their application to the agency. On Tuesday, DSL issued a … Continue reading Jordan Cove Withdraws Removal Fill Application!
On January 9, 2020, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released its blueprint to dismantle longstanding bedrock protections for communities, public lands, and wildlife. Designed to weaken the role of the public in service of extractive interests such as oil and gas companies, CEQ’s proposed rule is intended to empower federal agencies to … Continue reading Action Needed: Trump Attacks Bedrock Environmental Law
For Immediate Release, November 27, 2019 Contacts: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182, firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, 503-380-9728, email@example.com Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel Kruse, lead counsel for plaintiffs, (541) 337-5829 SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Supreme Court today ruled that the sale of 788 acres of forest … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Supreme Court Affirms Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Is Illegal
Cascadia Wildlands, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Oregon Wild, and Soda Mountain Wilderness Council have filed suit to stop a 9,000-acre timber project in Southern Oregon that will allow logging in threatened spotted owl habitat contrary to federal laws. The project will occur next to the treasured Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, further degrading surrounding forests. The North Landscape … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Allies Challenge Enormous North Landscape Timber Sale
by Gabriel Scott, In-House Counsel Is old growth clearcutting on public lands making a comeback on the North Umpqua River? Thus seems to say the BLM in its latest timber sale announcement, called “Umpqua Sweets.” While BLM’s official announcement is itself so vague and legalistic as to melt into nothing, recent groundtruthing of their proposed logging units … Continue reading Umpqua Sweets Chronicles Vol 1: Down by the Riverside