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Jordan Cove LNG project would put American jobs and citizens at risk

Looking towards the east at the proposed Jordan Cove LNG project site (upper left of photo).

Jordan Cove is proposing to build an LNG export terminal on dredging spoils on a sand spit (an unstable sand dune area) located in a Coastal Shoreland of the Coos Estuary.  This is a shorebird habitat area and not an industrial area.  The proposed “greenfield” LNG project would not only negatively impact coastal shorelands, it would be located in a tsunami inundation and earthquake subduction zone, directly across the Coos Estuary (less than a mile) from the cities of North Bend, Coos Bay and the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. LNG tankers would pass within feet of the end of the airport runway.

Jordan Cove LNG Hazard Zones of Concern.

Close to 17,000 citizens living in the area would be located in Jordan Cove’s LNG hazardous burn zones.  Sunset and Madison schools in Coos Bay would be located in Jordan Cove’s tanker burn zone that would put children at risk of receiving 2nd degree burns within 30 seconds on exposed skin should there be an accident with the LNG tanker ship in the bay and a pool fire was to develop.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Jordan Cove’s Economic Report did not address the “negative” impacts that the LNG project would impose on local and national American businesses.  Many of the local businesses have been providing jobs in the area for years.  Negative impacts would occur in our tourism, fishing, clamming, crabbing, oyster farming, ranching, timber harvesting, farming, real estate (costs for local citizens and impacted landowners), rent and housing (costs/availability for local citizens), transportation (land, water & air travel), recreation and manufacturing jobs.  Thousands of local and national jobs are at risk.  These permanent jobs should not be traded for the promise of short term temporary construction jobs. 

Hundreds of scoping comments filed recently with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), some of which can be linked to below, explain these problems in more detail.  All of these negative impacts need to be considered and analyzed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the FERC would give the private/foreign controlled Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector project the right to seize private American properties for their private gain, along with the right to export American energy independence and jobs overseas.  We fail to see how this constitutes putting America first?

The Department of Energy study titled “Macroeconomic Impact of Increased U.S. LNG Exports,” states that shipments of U.S. LNG reduce the costs of natural gas to foreign countries, especially Asia, while increasing domestic prices.  According to the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), low-cost natural gas is the driver behind the 264-chemical industry-related projects that represent over $161 billion in new investment announced since 2010 in the United States.  According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the projects are estimated to create 426,000 high paying jobs and $301 billion in economic output.  If prices rise it puts trillions of dollars of manufacturing assets and millions of high paying middle-class jobs at risk.  The entire Jordan Cove Energy Project on the other hand would create only around 100 or so permanent jobs in Coos Bay, with many of those being out-of-state hires.

So why does the current Administration and the Congress want to expedite putting all these local and American manufacturing jobs at risk?

The FERC March 11, 2016 Order 154 FERC ¶ 61,190 that denied the Jordan Cove / Pacific Connector Project a Certificate did so without prejudice to Jordan Cove and/or Pacific Connector submitting a new application *** should the companies show a market need for these [LNG export] services in the future.

In order to protect American jobs and vital ecosystems that are necessary for our local jobs already in existence in Southern Oregon, FERC should support their Order issued on March 11, 2016, and demand that Jordan Cove prove there is a need for their project first before proceeding and forcing us citizens and landowners through more years of abuse for a project that in the end would harm far more American jobs than it would actually create.

MARKET SHOWS NO NEED FOR JORDAN COVE LNG PROJECT

Multiple financial and gas industry reports have stated that projects like Jordan Cove are not viable due to a glut of LNG in the market that is predicted to be in effect for many years to come.  This was explained in detail with documentation in our October 1, 2015 Blog posting concerning the former Environmental Impact Statement titled, FERC releases FEIS for Jordan Cove as market analysis dooms project, and in our August 28, 2016 Blog posting titled, Time to Pull the Plug on the Jordan Cove LNG Export Project!

Recent reports have continued to confirm that documentation.  According to the International Gas Union (IGU), in their 2017 World LNG Report258 million tonnes (MT) of LNG was traded in 2016 in the international global market.  This marked an increase of 13.1 MT (+5%) from 2015 when a previous record of 244.8 MT was set over the 2014 trade volume of 241.1 MT.  The report shows that global liquefaction capacity also increased at a similar rate reaching 340 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as of January 2017.   In other words, there were some 82 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG produced over what was actually traded (needed) in 2016.   The IGU Report showed that this increase included new projects such as Gorgon LNG, Australia Pacific LNG and Sabine Pass LNG, as well as additional trains at Gladstone LNG (GLNG), Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG), and Malaysia LNG (MLNG).   The report goes on to state that liquefaction capacity additions are poised to increase over the next few years as 114.6 MTPA of capacity was under construction as of January 2017.  Two projects entered the construction phase of development in 2016: a brownfield expansion of Tangguh LNG (3.8 MTPA) as well as an additional US project, Elba Island LNG (2.5 MTPA).

Jordan Cove would be competing with all these other international LNG Export projects, including 19 (LNG) export proposals in British Columbia that as of March 2017 were in various stages of development, along with other proposed LNG export projects and expansions that are underway in Qatar, Australia, Malaysia, Russia, Egypt, East Africa and at Asia-Pacific brownfield expansions.

The 2017 IGU report states that there was 879 MTPA of “proposed” liquefaction capacity, as of January 2017:

New Liquefaction Proposals: Given abundant gas discoveries globally and the shale revolution in the US, proposed liquefaction capacity reached 890 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) by January 2016. This figure fell slightly to 879 MTPA at end-January 2017 in an attempt at rationalization with market demand. More of these projects will not go forward as demand remains far below this ambitious target; particularly as ample pipeline supply – by Russia and Norway to Europe, and the US to Mexico – reduce the need for LNG in those markets. Additionally, Egypt will experience a drastic reduction in LNG demand as the Zohr field comes on-line and preferentially supplies the domestic market. In fact, there is potential for Egypt to again be a significant LNG exporter…. (Emphasis added)

In a recent July 13, 2017 article By Rashah McChesney for the Alaska Public Media titled “Facing global gas glut, ConocoPhillips to mothball Kenai LNG plant” we learned the Kenai LNG plant that has been in operation for many years in Alaska has plans to mothball its plant due to the current glut of LNG in the global market, stating it was a roadblock in the state’s efforts to market and build a pipeline to get Prudhoe Bay’s enormous reserves to market:

It’s also a hard reminder to Alaskans that no matter how much we want to sell our oil and gas, if the market doesn’t want it, doesn’t need it or isn’t willing to pay a price to make it profitable — we can’t sell our oil and gas,” Persily said.

Prices have tumbled from $15-$18 per million btu, to just over $5.

You can’t buy gas out of Cook Inlet, pay to liquify it, burn up some of it while you’re liquefying it, put it in a tanker and deliver it for $5.50 per million btu and make money” Persily said. “It is a[n] inhospitable market and will be for the near future.” … (Emphasis added)

Just today, July 25, 2017, we learned that Petronas has officially pulled the plug on its $36 billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project in Prince Rupert stating the cancellation was a decision based solely on market conditions.  Because of the economic challenges in the global energy marketplace, including the extremely challenging environment brought about by the prolonged depressed prices and shifts in the energy industry, the proposed West Coast LNG project was uneconomical to move forward.

Despite all this overwhelming evidence, Jordan Cove wants everyone to believe that there is a need to build a 232 mile pipeline, negatively impacting some 400 waterbodies, fish bearing streams and large tracks of timber and forest lands in Southern Oregon, along with a poorly conceived “greenfield” LNG export terminal in Coos Bay that would put thousands of citizens at risk.

At some point all the insanity concerning the proposed Jordan Cove LNG project needs to come to an end.

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IN THE NEWS

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https://www.biv.com/article/2017/7/petronas-pulls-plug-pacific-northwest-lng-project/
Petronas pulls the plug on Pacific NorthWest LNG project
After investing billions in Canada, Malaysian oil and gas company is cancelling its Prince Rupert LNG project
By Nelson Bennett
July 25, 2017,

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http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners
Kristen Lombardi and Jamie Smith Hopkins
July 17, 2017

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https://www.theindigenousamericans.com/2017/07/16/victory-standing-rock-sioux-tribe-court-finds-approval-dakota-access-pipeline-violated-law/
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
By theindigenousamericans_6i2sru
July 16, 2017

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http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/07/13/facing-global-gas-glut-conocophillips-to-mothball-kenai-lng-plant/
Facing global gas glut, ConocoPhillips to mothball Kenai LNG plant
By Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau
July 13, 2017

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-06/qatar-flexing-lng-muscle-puts-new-u-s-australia-plants-at-risk
Qatar Flexing LNG Muscle Puts U.S., Australia Plants at Risk;
By Anna Shiryaevskaya and Kelly Gilblom
July 6, 2017

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Why the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas project in southern Oregon is bad for the region and the planet.
Published on Jul 14, 2017
By Ted Dreier
(NOTE: Video has no sound)

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Communities at Risk: Hazards of LNG
Proposed LNG Terminals and Tanker Routes for Jordan Cove and BC projects put coastal communities at risk. Know the Hazards of LNG Transportation and advocate for the adoption of the SIGTTO safety standards.

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FERC SCOPING COMMENTS
(not a complete listing)

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NOTE:  There have been over 500 or so scoping comments that have been submitted so far into the FERC Docket (PF17-04) for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Export project.  You can link to a few of those comments below. FERC Scoping officially ended on July 10, 2017.  For a full listing of the comments received, visit the FERC on-line library at www.ferc.gov.

Link to Jordan Cove’s 13 Draft Resource Reports by clicking on the “permits” tab at the top of the webpage:  http://citizensagainstlng.com/wp/permits/

SEVERAL GOVERNMENT COMMENTS

Oregon State Governor Kate Brown
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170629-0006

Oregon State Agency scoping comments
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170816-5019

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170628-0023

Oregon Rep Pam Marsh
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170616-5069

Jackson County Board of Commissioners
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170627-0018

EPA Region 10
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5384
and
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170718-0145

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170830-5069

US Rep Peter DeFazio
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170630-0032

US Senator Ron Wyden / Senator Merkley et al
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170622-0013

TRIBAL COMMENTS

Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170713-0006

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians
Description:    Unredacted and Privileged Scoping Comments of Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians under PF17-4.
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5075

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-0010

Karuk Tribe
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170719-0060

Klamath Tribe
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170901-5135

GROUPS / BUSINESSES  / COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Citizens Against LNG, Inc / Jody McCaffree (In addition to comments filed by McCaffree under Accession No. 20170710-5170. )
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5423
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170615-5121

Cascade Wildlands
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170707-5016

Environmental Action
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5073

Hair on Fire
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5387

Klamath Riverkeeper
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170626-5129
230 Scoping comment letters of Klamath Riverkeeper supporters under PF17-4
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5263

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170707-5016

Lakewood Community
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-0013

Shirley Weathers and Jackie Clary on behalf of League of Women Voters Rogue Valley
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5195
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170619-5067

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170707-5138

Oregon Wild
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170706-5164

Oregon Women’s Land Trust
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170707-5133

Our Children’s Trust – Earth Guardians
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5422

Seneca Jones Timber Company
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5051
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170720-0007

Sierra Club Oregon Chapter – comments of 108 individuals
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170705-0008

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-0023
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170705-5012
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170703-5082
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170703-5083
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170626-5097

Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170623-0008

Trout Unlimited
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5386

Whale and Dolphin Conservation
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5164

Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) on behalf of Rogue Riverkeeper, Klamath-Siskiyou
Wildlands Center (KS Wild), Rogue Flyfishers, Center for Biological Diversity, Oregon
Coast Alliance, Waterkeeper Alliance, Pipeline Awareness Southern Oregon, Center for
Sustainable Economy, Oregon Wild, Rogue Climate, Pacific Coast Federation of
Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), Cascadia
Wildlands, Friends of Living Oregon Waters (FLOW), Hair on Fire Oregon, Columbia
Riverkeeper, Sierra Club Environmental Law Program, Save the Klamath-Trinity River,
Klamath Riverkeeper, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, and affected landowners
Deb Evans, Ron Schaaf, Kathleen P. Eymann
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5157
and
Western Environmental Law Center submits comments on behalf of 451 petition signers re the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline Project under PF17-4.
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170718-0143

CITIZEN COMMENTS (not a complete listing)

Clarence Adams
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5314
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170613-5031

Lesley Adams  
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170615-5168

Bob Barker
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5305

Tom Bender
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170616-5009

Barbara L Brown
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5371

Pamela Brown Ordway
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5000

Bruce Campbell
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170718-0149

Laurie Caplan
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170627-0015

John Clarke comment turned in at Coos Bay Scoping meeting
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-4002
and
Clarke under PF17-4 (Luba No. 2016-095)
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5270

Robert O. Clarke
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-0007

James and Archina Davenport
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170627-5004
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170627-5002

Supplemental Information/Request of Wim G de Vriend under PF17-4. Letter recommending floating LNG production @ export instead of land-based, which will eliminate SIGTTO safety problems, reduce eminent domain, reduce expenses and risks to applicant.
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170814-5019
and
Request of Wim G de Vriend
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5166
and
Report of Wim G de Vriend – Letter of May 26, to Gary Cohn, listing problems to be addressed: geologic hazards (pp. 1-21); trade balance {starting p. 23); infrastructure (p.28); economic growth {38}; regulations (43)
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170705-5018
and
Wim’s comments turned into FERC at the Scoping meeting in Coos Bay:
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170707-4022

Jan N Dilley
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5045
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170718-0140

Laurie Dougherty
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170621-5000

Ted Dreier 
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170717-5002

Francis Eatherington
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170613-5003

Katy Eymann
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170613-5070

Joe Fox
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5107

Bill Gow
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5071
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170607-0127

Martha Gregor
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170629-5002

Colton Green
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170718-0180

Deborah J Hamil
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5061

Zoe Lysette Hamil
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5059

Carol Hanrahan
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5230

Linda Heyl
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170627-5013

Nancy Hightower
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5358

Chris House
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170713-0009

Jason Hughes and Lisa Hullman
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170719-5003

Robyn Janssen
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170616-5144

Paula Jones
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170703-5012
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170628-5166

Dr. Alan R.P. Journet
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170619-5002

Richard Knablin
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170629-5217

Larry and Sylvia Mangan
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5165

Bill McCaffree
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5171

Jody McCaffree concerning public interest, need, environmental impacts, LNG hazards, public safety, emergency response, landowner impacts, economic impacts, and others relevant to NEPA Process.  (See also CALNG comments submitted above )
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5170

Debra McGee
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170620-5002

Bonnie McKinlay
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5113

Request of S. L. McLaughlin under PF17-4.
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5169
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170614-5185
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170614-5197
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170614-5194

Bonnie McLean
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5037

Prof Charles B. Miller
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170705-0029

Dennis Netter
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170627-5008

David Osier
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170629-5006

James Plunkett
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5010
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-5022

Natalie Ranker
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170626-5168

Mark Robinowitz
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5429

MA Rohrer
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170614-5122
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170620-5001
and
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170627-5003
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170628-5108
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170703-5015
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5102

Wm Rohrer
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5074

http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5045

Donna Rutledge
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5110

Carol Sanders
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-0017

Evans Schaaf Family LLC
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170615-5146

Beverly Segner
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5131

Mark Sheldon
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170706-5143

Nancy Shinn
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170628-5010

Joseph Vaile
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170619-5018

Anne Velinty
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170620-5000

Bill Walsh & Shirley Weathers
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5163
and
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170619-5099

Jaye Weiss
https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170718-0144

Joyce C Ward
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170707-5158

Sarah Westover
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170712-5142

Carolyne Williams
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5047

JC Williams
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170710-5054

Prof Sylvia Yamada
http://elibray.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170622-0008

Individual  (FERC IT Dept did not scan both sides of comment page)
http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20170711-0044

*** Find many more scoping comments in the FERC library at www.ferc.gov under Docket PF17-4

2 Responses to Jordan Cove LNG project would put American jobs and citizens at risk

  1. Admin

    July 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    On July 24th in an article titled, “Australia’s LNG Own Goal” By David Fickling, Bloomberg reported that right now in Australia they are in a real fix due to all their LNG exporting of natural gas from their unconventional gas fields. Australia now faces a shortfall of natural gas in 2018 for their domestic use. Domestic prices have surged from as little 58 Australian cents (46 cents) a gigajoule in 2014 to a $12.64/GJ in February.

    See: https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-24/australia-s-cure-for-gas-could-be-worse-than-the-disease

    This is exactly what could happen in the U.S. too, and is why we should NOT be exporting our natural gas; particularly not large volumes of it like the current Congress and Administration want us to do.

    You would think that the U.S would be smart enough to learn from the mistakes of Australia!

  2. Phillips

    August 2, 2017 at 10:33 am

    An interesting and disturbing point I had not thought of – the likelihood of accidents and wrecks of LNG ships, putting lives at risk. Because with regular shipping traffic, sooner or later inevitably there will be an accident.

    Even before the great settler invasion, our people knew the sea could be dangerous. People launched canoes watching weather, tide and wave – particularly when bringing canoes back in over the bay bar – but of course as any person who has spent time on the water knows, the bays and sea are dangerous and accidents can occur even when taking the greatest precaution.

    The first non-Indian wreck I know of at Coos Bay was the Captain Lincoln, running around off Xiilalas (North Spit) on the last day of December in 1851. Ironically (or perhaps not) nearly the same spot the New Carissa ran aground nearly 150 years later in 1999. There have been many other wrecks since – just outside the bar and occasionally in the bay itself.

    An accident with an LNG ship would indeed be catastrophic – and I fear with regular shipping traffic some kind of accidents are inevitable. Maybe not full on breaches and explosions, but even with ‘minor’ troubles there would be evacuation alerts that would frighten and disrupt the lives of residents.

    Putting an LNG plant and shipping traffic so close to a populated area seems like madness.