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Jordan Cove LNG remains denied while FERC considers rehearing requests

Rally 4-4-2016 016_EOn May 9, 2016 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Order stating they needed more time to decide whether or not they would consider Jordan Cove and Wyoming’s Rehearing Requests, submitted to the FERC on April 8th and 11th.  The FERC Order is a commonly used extension and does not offer any new hope for the poorly sited, dirty and dangerous proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal. The LNG proposal was rightly rejected in March because its public interest value did not outweigh the project’s adverse effects–and nothing has changed since then. The FERC March 11, 2016 Order denying the project remains in full effect during this time.  We look forward to FERC upholding its decision and rejecting this proposal again.

Motions to Answer the Jordan Cove and Wyoming Rehearing Requests were filed with the FERC by Jody McCaffree, the Sierra Club, and “Intervenor landowners“: Evans Schaaf Family, LLC, Deborah Evans and Ron Schaaf, Robert Barker, John Clarke, Oregon Women’s Land Trust, Stacey McLaughlin and Craig McLaughlin, and by landowner Dennis Henderson.  There were also lots of comments filed by citizens and various organizations in support of FERC’s March 11th denial decision, including but not limited to: the City of Shady Cove, Citizens Against LNG Inc, Landowners United, Clarence Adams, John Clarke, the Oregon No LNG Exports Coalition, Stand up for OregonIntegrity of Creation-UCCWim de Vriend * *Doug Heiken, Charles B. Miller, Ronnie Herne *, Janice C. Williams, Bill McCaffree *, Bob Fischer, Beverly Segner, M Rohrer *Tod C. Tibbetts, Peggy Tibbitts, Patricia Olson, Marge Stevens, Jenny Jones, James and Archina Davenport, Richard Knablin, along with many other citizens.

On May 4, 2016 Jordan Cove filed their own Motion to Answer in response to the above Motions and proceeded to inform everyone that they would not be filing any signed agreements with the FERC.  Say what?  I doubt this will impress the FERC.

It is hard to know how long it will take the FERC to make a decision on this matter.

In the meantime, the Oregon Department of State Lands has extended their deadline for making a final decision on the proposed Jordan Cove / Pacific Connector DSL permit until June 10 , 2016.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Friday, May 13, 2016:

Watch “Immense Possibilities” TV special about our LNG fight.

Airing 6:00 & 8:30pm on SOPTV or streaming on-line at http://www.immensepossibilities.org/  The Immense possibilities program repeats on SOPTV Thursdays at 10:30pm & Sunday at 4:30pm, and on OPBPlus (all of Oregon) Saturdays at 8:00am, 360 North (all of Alaska) on Thursday at 9:30pm, and KEET (Eureka, CA) on Sunday at 12:00pm.

More info at  http://www.immensepossibilities.org/

 

May 13 to 15, 2016:

Break Free from Fossil Fuels – Join a global movement to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground! It’s time to transition to 100% renewable energy.

Find out more info about an event near you: https://usa.breakfree2016.org/

 

May 15 to 16, 2016:

Join us for a film screening in Ashland, Oregon!
Josh Fox and his team are traveling across the country with their LET GO AND LOVE TOUR. Ashland is one of the 100 cities Josh Fox knew he had to visit with his new film.
MEESE AUDITORIUM, SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
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In How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, Oscar Nominated director. Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change the greatest threat our world has ever known. The LET GO AND LOVE TOUR’s mission is to stop the mass build out of oil and gas infrastructure and expedite the transition to renewable energy alternatives.

The film features climate movement leaders Bill McKibben, Tim DeChristopher and the Pacific Climate Warriors. Traveling to 12 countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

We hope to see you at the Meese Auditorium at Southern Oregon University Sunday May 15. The event is free and will include groups tabling and a post-show Q&A with filmmakers and local activists.  Event is being hosted by Stand Up for Oregon and Southern Oregon Rising Tide.

SEE YOU AT THE FILM!?

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IN THE NEWS

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http://www.wweek.com/news/2016/04/27/fossil-fuel-terminals-falter-across-the-pacific-northwest/
Fossil-Fuel Terminals Falter Across the Pacific Northwest
Coal and natural gas haven’t found friendly ports in Oregon and Washington
By Nigel Jaquiss
Published April 27

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http://theworldlink.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ferc-extends-jordan-cove-decision-deadline/article_8badd858-a9d3-537a-a0ca-2661e263848b.html
FERC extends Jordan Cove decision deadline
Devan Patel – The World
May 10, 2016

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KCBY – VIDEO
http://kcby.com/news/local/landowners-gather-on-hwy-101-to-protest-lng-pipeline
Landowners gather on Hwy 101 to protest LNG Pipeline
By KCBY –  Tuesday, April 5th 2016

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http://www.dailyastorian.com/Free/20160415/oregon-lng-withdraws-warrenton-project
Oregon LNG withdraws Warrenton project
By Derrick DePledge and Erick Bengel – The Daily Astorian
Published on April 15, 2016

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NOTE: Colorado citizens not happy about the Jordan Cove LNG Export project either:

https://fromthestyx.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/fracking-fanatics-cling-to-false-hopes-for-jordan-cove/
Fracking fanatics cling to false hopes for Jordan Cove
April 22, 2016

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NOTE: Wim de Vriend publishes awesome 4 part series in Oilprice.com:

Part1
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Great-Glut-Why-LNG-Markets-Might-Not-Balance-Before-2025.html
The Great Glut: Why LNG Markets Might Not Balance Before 2025
By Wim de Vriend
Posted on Tue, 12 April 2016

Part2
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Is-The-Golden-Age-Of-Gas-Nothing-More-Than-A-Bubble.html
Is The Golden Age Of Gas Nothing More Than A Bubble?
By Wim de Vriend
Posted on Wed, 13 April 2016

Part3
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Gas-Prices/Where-Is-The-LNG-Glut-Going.html
Where Is The LNG Glut Going?
By Wim de Vriend
Posted on Sun, 17 April 2016

Part4
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Something-Has-To-Give-In-The-LNG-Market.html
Something Has To Give In The LNG Market
By Wim de Vriend
Posted on Wed, 20 April 2016

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http://oilpro.com/post/24376/france-reportedly-considers-banning-us-shale-gas-imports?
France Reportedly Considers Banning U.S. Shale Gas Imports
May 11, 2016

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http://ecowatch.com/2016/05/09/radium-lead-fracking/
Duke Study: Rivers Contaminated With Radium and Lead From Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills
Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog
May 9, 2016

Thousands of oil and gas industry wastewater spills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly released peer-reviewed study

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http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060036810
NATURAL GAS:
Probe finds faulty LNG handling process caused 2014 blast
Jenny Mandel, E&E reporter
Published: Friday, May 6, 2016

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NOTE: Mother Nature sending a clear message to Alberta, Canada, the heart of Canada’s oil sands region 
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/epic-wildfire-threatens-to-engulf-canadian-city-as-88000-flee/ar-BBsC3HS?li=BBnbfcL#image=BBsD21s|1
Epic wildfire threatens to engulf Canadian city as 88,000 flee
Reuters
By Rod Nickel
May 4, 2016
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An uncontrolled wildfire burning near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, which is the heart of Canada’s oil sands region, forced the evacuation of nearly 80,000 residents on May 3, 2016. The wildfire started on May 1 and reached Fort McMurray on May 3 due to strong winds and in spite of efforts from firefighters to curb the blaze…

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NOTE: And to think Jeff Bishop, former Port of Coos Bay Executive Director, once accused us of using “scorched earth strategy” in our fight to stop the Jordan Cove project.  The irony of it all….  This accident pales in comparison to what could happen at an LNG terminal or with an LNG tanker ship in our harbor or with the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline…
http://www.wtae.com/news/reports-gas-well-on-fire-in-salem-township/39279470
‘It was like looking into hell:’ Natural gas explosion sparks large fire in Salem Township
1 injury confirmed, evacuations underway in area of Route 22 & Route 819
Apr 30, 2016
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…The explosion happened around 8:30 a.m. and involved a 30-inch pipeline owned by Texas Eastern, a unit of Spectra Energy, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.The blast caused flames to shoot above nearby treetops in the largely rural area….

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Three more pipelines bite the dust…

http://commondreams.org/news/2016/04/23/fabulous-win-anti-fracking-movement-another-major-pipeline-bites-dust
Fabulous Win for Anti-Fracking Movement as Another Major Pipeline Bites the Dust
Following energized grassroots campaign, state of New York rejects permit for controversial Constitution Pipeline
Published on Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Jon Queally, staff writer

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http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Kinder-Morgan-halts-pipeline-plan-7276889.php
Foes cheer Kinder Morgan decision to suspend pipeline plans
Company: Not enough natural gas contracts in New England market

By Lindsay Ellis
Thursday, April 21, 2016

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http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/judge-denies-east-georgia-palmetto-pipeline/nqbQq/
Judge denies east Georgia Palmetto pipeline
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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