Breaking News! Oregon Senator Merkley speaks out against Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Pipeline!

Breaking News!

“Thank You” to Oregon Senator Merkley!

Senator Merkley issued an official statement taking a stand in OPPOSITION to the Pacific Connector Fracked Gas Pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG Export terminal!   

Oregon Senator Merkely – “I cannot turn away from the knowledge that, like other large-scale fossil fuel projects, Jordan Cove will contribute massively to pollution that is profoundly damaging our state and our world.  Thus, it becomes clear that we have to shift from building large-scale fossil fuel infrastructure, including Jordan Cove, and instead invest massively in building the enormous backlog of infrastructure projects that will improve our state and nation, not damage it.”

 

Youth-Led Rally at Senator Merkley’s Office in Medford, 2017

For years, communities across Oregon have been asking Senator Merkley to stand with us in opposing the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline and export terminal.

Youth rallied outside of his office, veterans held him accountable at the climate talks in Bonn, and people like you made hundreds of calls, asked him tough questions at town halls, and let Sen. Merkley know that we support a transition to clean energy jobs for all of Oregon, not backwards steps like Jordan Cove.

Today, all that work has paid off. Senator Merkley issued an official statement taking a stand in opposition to the Pacific Connector Fracked Gas Pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG Export terminal!  In his guest opinion in the Mail Tribune today, he said:

“I cannot turn away from the knowledge that, like other large-scale fossil fuel projects, Jordan Cove will contribute massively to pollution that is profoundly damaging our state and our world.  Thus, it becomes clear that we have to shift from building large-scale fossil fuel infrastructure, including Jordan Cove, and instead invest massively in building the enormous backlog of infrastructure projects that will improve our state and nation, not damage it.”

We couldn’t agree more! Can you call Senator Merkley at (541) 608-9102 or send him an email HERE thanking him for standing with our communities?

Now, communities across our state need Governor Kate Brown to do her part to protect our climate, waterways, landowner rights, tribal lands, and public safety in the earthquake and tsunami zone along our coast.  (Her phone number is 503-378-4582).

As 2017 comes to a close, please consider a donation to Rogue Climate to continue to support grassroots organizing to stop the Jordan Cove fracked gas project and instead support a transition to clean energy in Oregon.

Thanks,

The Rogue Climate Team

http://www.rogueclimate.org/

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