Jordan Cove Energy Project
Jordan Cove LNG has faced strong and growing opposition since 2005. A total of nearly 90,000 comments were filed in opposition to two recent state permit applications. The Klamath Tribes, the Yurok Tribe, the Karuk Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and the Tolowa Dee-Ni Nation have all declared strong opposition to the proposed project. As of April 26, 2019, approximately 40% of landowners on the pipeline route have refused to sign right-of-way easements and dozens of impacted landowners have denied access for a variety of surveys needed for the project to go forward. Rogue Climate/Risky Business.
If this project is built, it would exacerbate the climate crisis. According to the greenhouse gas GHG assessment by Oil Change International, JCEP will become Oregon’s largest climate polluter. The report concludes, “In order to address the global climate crisis, emissions from all sources of fossil fuels must be reduced to zero by mid-century. Building and operating this project will undermine this goal.”
JCEP would also endanger public health and safety. See 2019 Report released by Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility: Fracked Gas Infrastructure : A Threat to Healthy Communities.