Statewide Rally To Stop LNG Exports
Tuesday, MAY 26th, 11:00AM
Capitol Steps, Salem
Let’s rally and march to protect our home from two Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export proposals in Oregon. We need to act now to defend our state from dangerous fossil fuel export projects that threaten our climate and communities.
Join with Oregonians to rally on the Capitol Steps and march to the Department of State Lands Office, five blocks away. Hear from tribal and environmental leaders, impacted land owners, community members, and elected officials
Special Address from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance
Please wear RED to show solidarity.
Free Bus/Carpool from Portland: email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 22nd
For travel and carpool information go to www.nolngexports.org
Tip: If you drive, bring plenty of quarters for nearby street parking. Meters take six quarters per hour.
What is LNG?
Liquefied Natural Gas, is super cooled methane gas that requires massive amounts of energy and freshwater to produce. Canadian energy companies have been working for years on two proposals for massive fracked gas pipelines and LNG export terminals in northern and southern parts of the state.
Quick Facts on the Jordan Cove Project
-Veresen, a Canadian energy company, wants to build a 232 mile pipeline across Southern Oregon to transport 1.2 billion cubic feet of fracked methane gas per year from Canada and the interior west to Coos Bay, where it would be shipped overseas from a giant new terminal and power plant built on sand spit in a tsunami zone.
-The pipeline will cross through Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties and the lands of nearly 700 private property owners. Homeowners, farmers and ranchers are being threatened with Eminent Domain if they don’t settle for a small one-time payment for use of their property.
-This project will have a big impact on Oregon’s climate. Methane has a global warming potential 86 times greater than carbon dioxide. If built the export terminal and fugitive emission from the pipeline would soon become the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
Quick Facts on the Oregon LNG Project:
-Oregon LNG is an American energy company whose sole project is a proposal to build a bi-directional LNG shipping and receiving hub and a natural gas pipeline in Warrenton, Oregon. The proposed terminal would have the capacity to liquefy and ship up to 9.6 million tons of LNG per year.
-The 36 inch diameter pipeline would be 86 miles long and cross the private property of nearly 50 landowners private property.
-Building the proposed Oregon LNG terminal requires dredging 1.2 million cubic feet of river bottom in linchpin habitat for endangered salmon and other endangered and threatened species.
-Exporting gas overseas would create more competition on the world market and is estimated to raise gas prices at home by up to 54%.
Read more here.