Stop LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) Exports

(There are three liquified gas terminals proposed for Oregon. This is a massive Liquified Natural Gas terminal proposed for Coos Bay. As usual, it is a project that would bring a handful of job to Oregon. During construction, there would be more. The price would be loss of habitat in both the short and long terms, and a dangerous facility built where it would certainly be destroyed catestrophically when “the big 9.0” earthquake hits – or even a junior version. Natural gas is methane, which is a much more potent greenhouse gas than CO2. All mining, extracting, transporting and transferring of methane leaks – according to published measurements. So, a massive new activity to take methane to market will be responsible for significant global warming – i.e. a step closer to catestrophic climate change.)

Comment on the Fossil Fuel Export Scheme Proposed for Southern Oregon

Instructions courtesy of Raging Grannie Joanna Kirchhoff of the Climate Action Coalition:

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is asking for your comments now on the proposed Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Project. The 230-mile long pipeline, needed to transport gas to the Coos Bay export terminal, would require clearcutting thousands of acres of rainforest in southern Oregon.

Veresen, the Canadian corporation who wants to build this massive fossil fuel infrastructure, would be given an exemption to the rules protecting owls, salmon, and other endangered wildlife, to enable it to haul away over 7,000 log-truck loads of our public forests to clear the pipeline right-of-way. Veresen is also asking for the power of eminent domain to condemn up to 300 Oregonians' property for the pipeline, since 90% of the impacted landowners have refused them access.

The proposed terminal, with its highly flammable LNG storage tanks, has been deemed safe by Veresen, even though it would be built in the earthquake/tsunami zone over the alarm raised by a number of scientists who say the dangers are being significantly underestimated.
For more information and to
submit your comments before February 13,
http://www.cascwild.org/lng-comments/

How to submit comments:

Mail comments to:
Kimberly Bose, Secretary,
FERC,
888 First St. NE, Room 1A,
Washington
DC 20426.
Refer to Docket Numbers CP13-483 and CP13-492.

Or, submit your comments electronically. You can submit up to 6,000 characters. (The suggestions above [in link] are 2,600 characters you could start from).

Unlike the Forest Service or BLM, where comments can be sent to an email address, FERC requires a few more steps.
Don't let this deter you. Follow these easy steps:

  • Go to the FERC comment page at:
    https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx
  • Fill in the information, including your email address, and click authorize.
  • Check your email and click on the link FERC sent you. It brings you back to the FERC web site.
  • All your information is filled out for you EXCEPT for the Docket Number.
    There are two document numbers, one for the LNG Terminal, and one for the LNG Pipeline.
    We'll enter both, so your comments will be in both files.
(details)
  • Type
    CP13-483
    (no spaces) in the Docket Number box, and click on Search. You will then see the docket number listed.
  • Click on the blue + sign
    under the word Select, and it will be a chosen docket number.
  • Type CP13-492
    in the Docket Number box, and click on Search. After it is listed, cluck on the blue + sign under the word Select and it will become another chosen docket number.
  • Now you are ready to paste in parts of the suggested comments from above, emphasizing areas that concern you the most, so they will be considered a unique comment.
  • Ordered List ItemClick Submit.

If necessary, use the telephone number FERC gave you in your email for help.

Thank you for commenting on this terrible energy project proposed for Oregon. Thank you for your concern for your southern Oregon neighbors faced with having their lands condemned, and for your concern for our climate.

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