FERC upholds their original decision to DENY the Jordan Cove Export Terminal and the Pacific Connector Pipeline!
“The Klamath Tribes are extremely happy about this decision today,” said Klamath Tribal Chairman, Don Gentry.
Chairman Gentry added, ” In September of this year, our Tribal Council, on behalf of the Klamath Tribes, voted to oppose the pipeline. The construction of the LNG pipeline from Malin, Oregon to the Pacific Ocean Coast, would take place on lands that are within the traditional territory of the Klamath Tribes, and where there are located many significant cultural resources of historical importance to the Tribes. The route of the LNG pipeline that we examined showed it would go through areas where villages once existed and may unearth human remains since graves with human remains have been found in these areas. The route would also go under the Klamath River and the Rogue River, which since time immemorial have been and continue to be important sources of fish. The Tribes were very concerned with the risks to fish species if the LNG pipeline was to leak or otherwise release contaminants into these two rivers, and how that would adversely affect these important resources and the health of millions of people. And in closing, I would like to add that our Council and people are dedicated to this effort and the protection of clean water and natural resources now and in the future. This is great news. It’s a dic wytas (good day).”
We have some amazing news.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) just decided to uphold their original decision and DENY the Jordan Cove Export Terminal and the Pacific Connector Pipeline!
Back in March, FERC denied the Jordan Cove LNG Export Facility and the Pacific Connector Pipeline because the risks to communities and landowners did not outweigh the benefits. In a ruling issued just a few hours ago, FERC upheld their decision!
In their decision, they said that they have given the pipeline company ample time to demonstrate that there is a significant need for the project, and Pacific Connector has not been able to do that.
We know that it is important we stay vigilant, as Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Pipeline will likely take this decision to the courts. But for now, let’s celebrate all of the amazing community organizing and work that has been done over the past 10 years to stop this project. When we organize, when we come together to protect our communities, our rivers, our climate, we win.
We are closer than ever to stopping this project once and for all!
We will let you know next steps soon, but for now, all I can say is WHOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!
Hannah, Robyn, Allie, Colin, and the rest of the team!