A Report Back on Field Checking the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal


by Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands’ Grassroots Organizer August 2, 2018 On a spotless, windy morning on July 1, over 50 concerned citizens gathered around a boat launch on the North Spit of Coos Bay to explore the place that would be most impacted by the construction of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export … Continue reading A Report Back on Field Checking the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

Living in the Age of Returns and Firsts


  By Maya Rommwatt, Communications and Development Intern On February 13th, comments are due to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Jordan Cove LNG project.  The potentially catastrophic project includes both a pipeline and a terminal for the purpose of transporting fracked natural gas and liquefying it for export to Asia.  Similar to other … Continue reading Living in the Age of Returns and Firsts

Speak Up to FERC about LNG and Pipeline Concerns in Oregon


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is holding a series of public hearings to listen to public comment on the proposed Coos Bay Liquefied Natural Gas export facility and the associated 230-mile pipeline.  At issue are the environmental impacts of this project including climate effects, water pollution from fracking and damage to forest habitats as … Continue reading Speak Up to FERC about LNG and Pipeline Concerns in Oregon

Coos Bay LNG Facility: An undemocratic process for a “bridge fuel” that leads us closer to environmental and economic doom


By Bob Ferris   The most recent elections sting all of us who care about the environment and the future of the planet like rock salt gingerly applied to an open wound.  Part of that sting is the peril we face when anti-scientific types like James Inhofe (at right) and Ted Cruz are considered for important … Continue reading Coos Bay LNG Facility: An undemocratic process for a “bridge fuel” that leads us closer to environmental and economic doom

Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill


By Bob Ferris   gump•tion  [guhmp-shuhn]  noun Informal. 1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness: With his gumption he'll make a success of himself. 2. courage; spunk; guts: It takes gumption to quit a high-paying job. 3. common sense; shrewdness.  From Dictionary.com    There are times when I fantasize about products that I would like to see.  One … Continue reading Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill

Forests, Fracking and LNG: Francis Defending People and Places


    Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildands' Conservation Director was recently interviewed on a broad range topics relating to Oregon's precious coastal forests and the problems with allowing liquefied natural gas exports through Coos Bay. Please listen to what she has to say in this engaging and thoughtful interview.    Click here to listen to the … Continue reading Forests, Fracking and LNG: Francis Defending People and Places

BLM Announces More Meetings on Resource Management Plan Revision


The Bureau of Land Management will be holding a series of public meetings to discuss potential changes to the Resource Management Plans for BLM forest lands in Western Oregon. These important meeting are billed as opportunities for the public to provide input about their desires and provide feedback on proposal elements.  Please find your city below … Continue reading BLM Announces More Meetings on Resource Management Plan Revision

Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It


Jeff Brady NPR May 29, 2013   A radical shift in the world energy picture is raising environmental concerns in the United States.   Until recently, the U.S. had been expected to import more natural gas. But now, because of controversial technologies like "fracking," drillers are producing a lot more domestic natural gas; so much … Continue reading Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It

Coal Train Slowing at Port?


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen March 14, 2013  The recent announcement that two foreign investors have pulled out of the International Port of Coos Bay’s coal export proposal doesn’t mean the coal train plans have been entirely derailed. The announcement leads to even more questions, says Bob Ferris, executive director of Cascadia Wildlands, one of … Continue reading Coal Train Slowing at Port?