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Citizens Rally in Coos Bay Against Jordan Cove LNG Project and Pipeline

By Jody McCaffree

Hike the Pipe 062EHundreds turned out to Rally against the Jordan Cove LNG Export Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Ferry Road Park in North Bend, Oregon.  The Rally spelled the end of a 232 mile hike of the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline path.  Hikers did the hike to learn more about local (boots on the ground) issues and impacts of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG pipeline.  They hope to take what they have learned and make it into a documentary that can help educate the public about the proposed LNG project.

Hike the Pipe hikers pose at the end of their 232 pipeline journey in North Bend/Coos Bay. The Historic North Bend McCullough Bridge stands in the background.

Hike the Pipe hikers pose at the end of their 232 pipeline journey in North Bend/Coos Bay. The Historic North Bend McCullough Bridge stands in the background.

The Hike the Pipe hike began on August 22, 2015 and ended in North Bend/Coos Bay on September 26th.

The “Seize the Day, Save the Bay” Hike the Pipe Rally at Ferry Park in North Bend went from noon until 6 p.m. with a hike and flotilla planned at the North Bend McCullough Bridge from 2 to 4 p.m.  Several hikers continued on until they totally finished their hike as far as they could go on the Transpacific highway.  This was as near to the pipeline path as they could get since the last 2.4 miles of the proposed Pacific Connector Gas pipeline transits through the highly biologically sensitive Haynes Inlet in the Coos Bay Estuary.

Haynes Inlet where the proposed Jordan Cove Pacific Connector pipeline would dredge an 8 foot by 3 foot trench for 2.4 miles up the inlet.

Haynes Inlet where the proposed Jordan Cove Pacific Connector pipeline would dredge an 8 foot by 3 foot trench for 2.4 miles up the inlet.

The inlet is home to a growing number of native Olympia oysters, clams, crabs, salmon and other important estuarine species and habitats.  Commercially raised and harvested Pacific oysters are also found in the inlet.  There has been little to no consideration for two commercial oyster companies who would be negatively impacted by the proposed Jordan Cove pipeline through the Coos estuary.  The proposed Jordan Cove Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline would impact some 400 waterbodies across Southern Oregon, many of which are important rearing habitat for endangered salmon and steelhead.

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Coverage by The World – Coos Bay
http://m.theworldlink.com/lng/protesters-swarm-bay-area-rallying-against-jordan-cove-lng/article_3c1886fa-cf1f-535e-b4f2-5ffdcfe29967.html?mobile_touch=true
Protesters swarm Bay Area, rallying against Jordan Cove , LNG
Hike the Pipe Rally Photo by The World
Hike the Pipe calls on Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to take a stance on liquefied natural gas project
By Chelsea Davis
Sept 26, 2015

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http://theworldlink.com/multimedia/video/hike-the-pipe-protests-jordan-cove-lng/youtube_b2198c38-613e-5221-bcd8-77633a942b46.html
The World Coos Bay – Video
Hike the Pipe protests Jordan Cove, LNG
By Chelsea Davis
Published on Sep 27, 2015

Hike the Pipe protesters ended their 232-mile trek from Malin to Coos Bay, rallying against the Jordan Cove Energy Project, Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and liquefied natural gas.

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KCBY
http://www.kcby.com/news/local/Hundreds-protest-Jordan-Cove-LNG-Project-through-Hike-the-Pipe-329827161.html?tab=video&c=y
Hundreds protest Jordan Cove LNG Project through ‘Hike the Pipe’
By News Staff
Published: Sep 28, 2015

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The World
http://theworldlink.com/lng/concerns-mount-as-jordan-cove-final-eis-approaches/article_802a0062-3a83-5ee0-93ec-9ad671069a0b.html
Concerns mount as Jordan Cove final EIS approaches
By Chelsea Davis
Sept 28, 2015

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The Register Guard -GUEST VIEWPOINT
http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/33537333-78/lng-project-bad-for-everyone-but-big-energy.html.csp
LNG project bad for everyone but big energy
By Pete Sorenson and Fergus Mclean
Sept 28, 2015

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The World – OP-ED
http://theworldlink.com/news/opinion/editorial/your-view-has-import-export-bank-scuttled-jordan-cove/article_09a458f8-2ac6-507f-ac8f-91d1b7f76e1d.html
Your View: Has Import-Export Bank scuttled Jordan Cove?
Sept 26, 2015
By Wim deVriend – Coos Bay

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Seize the Day, Save the Bay”  Rally
Coverage by McCaffree continued:

There were lots of local citizens who attended the rally and lots of great speakers who made presentations.

Grace, one of the rally organizers, speakst o the crowd.

Grace, one of the rally organizers, speaks to the crowd.

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John Clarke Sept 26, 2015

John Clarke, impacted landowner, sends a photo message to Oregon Governor Brown Sept 26, 2015

Decendants of Peter Jordan (a Coos Indian ) sing a tribal song at Sept 26, 2015 Rally.

Descendants of Peter Jordan (a Coos Indian) sing a tribal song at Sept 26, 2015 Rally.

Cindy Smith speaks concerning local fishing impacts on Sept 26th.

Cindy Smith speaks concerning local fishing and estuary impacts – Sept 26th.

Lifetime Coos resident Nonda Henderson speaks concerning landowner impacts.

Lifetime Coos resident Nonda Henderson speaks concerning landowner impacts.

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Photo by Curt Clay

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Hike the Pipe hikers tell of their experiences hiking the 232 mile proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline path.

Hike the Pipe hikers tell about their experiences hiking the 232 mile proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline path.

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Hike the Pipe route and schedule

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36 Inches Video | Understanding the Jordan Cove Energy Project
jmparkerfilms
Published on Jun 22, 2015

Oregon’s Jordan Cove Energy Project is the final frontier for West Coast LNG exports after CA & WA both said no.  36 Inches is a recovering apathetic millennial’s journey to understand this $7.6 billion project and it consequences for local residents, the state, and our country.

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Citizens begin lining up to begin Rally march to the McCullough bridge.

Citizens begin lining up to march to the McCullough Bridge.

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Kayakers get ready on California Street for flotilla paddle to the Bridge. Photo by Mosquito Fleet

Kayakers get ready on California Street for flotilla paddle to the Bridge where they will meet up with hikers. Photo by Mosquito Fleet

AJ, rally organizer, gets kayakers ready to roll.

AJ, rally organizer, gets kayakers ready to roll.

Photo by Gene LaRochelle

Photo by Gene LaRochelle

Photo by Gene LaRochelle

Photo by Gene LaRochelle

Hikers and Kayakers meet at the Bridge

Kayakers on the water Sept 26, 2015. Photo by Mosquito Fleet

Kayakers on the water Sept 26, 2015. Photo by Mosquito Fleet

Photo by Sara Quinn Sept 26, 2015

Photo by Sara Quinn Sept 26, 2015

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Photo by Gene LaRochelle

Rally protester’s sign does a good job covering the issues.  Photo by Gene LaRochelle

Sue takes orders for Sea Kitty Seafoods

Sue takes orders for Sea Kitty Seafoods.

Great music from the Rogue Rebellion band ended the Hike the Pipe Rally Event.

Great music from the Rogue Rebellion band ended the Hike the Pipe Rally Event.