The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today denied the Jordan Cove LNG project and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline by rejecting their application for a Clean Water Act permit.
BREAKING: Oregon DEQ says no to Jordan Cove LNG project
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today denied the Jordan Cove LNG project and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline by rejecting their application for a Clean Water Act permit. This is a potentially fatal blow to Pembina’s proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and the 229 mile-long Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, which cannot be built without this permit. The grassroots coalition that has opposed this project for almost 15 years celebrated the decision, including impacted landowners, anglers, small business owners, tribal members, health professionals, and more.
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Congratulations to the amazing leaders in Southern Oregon and their allies throughout the Pacific Northwest who made this day possible. Columbia Riverkeeper is proud to stand with these groups who have fought for over 15 years against LNG exports. They stood in solidarity with us during our Bradwood and Oregon LNG fights, and even more recently as we have worked to stop fracked gas-to-methanol refineries on the Columbia. We will continue to stand with them in their fight to ensure that this major decision marks the beginning of the end for Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector Pipeline.
Are you happy about this decision? Then call Governor Brown (503-378-4582) and tell her what a great decision Oregon DEQ made, and ask her to ensure all other state permits are denied as well!
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