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We've stopped this pipeline twice already with your help! But we need LOTS of comments.

If you have already sent a comment to FERC, send another one to DEQ as it is a different entity.

AUG 20  Deadline was extended from JULY 20. ACT Today! We need your comments!

Please share this Link with your friends and ask them to Comment:

DEQ will take written public comments on the application related to water quality until 5 p.m. August 20, 2018. They can be emailed to; faxed to 541-686-7551; or sent by regular mail to Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 165 E. 7th Ave, Suite 100, Eugene, Oregon 97401, Attn: 401 Water Quality Certification Project Manager, Chris Stine.

Talking Points and Background You do NOT have to live in Oregon to comment.

This horrific pipeline crosses 400 bodies of water and threatens a salmon estuary on the Oregon Coast. It robs landowners, usurping their land through eminent domain that should be used only for public benefit. It would harm sacred lands owned by native people. Even more threatening is that there is a placeholder for another connector in Madras, so another pipeline connector could be built right through Central Oregon. All pipelines leak, its only a matter of WHEN, and taxpayers are the ones that normally pick up the cost of damages.

Pembina now owns this project. It is a Canadian Company so there is little benefit to American Corporations from this project. Any jobs reported, is usually overstated as much of pipeline management has been automated. Here's a bulleted list that could be used for comments too.

Ask them to consider these Impacts and those that the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC)  has not adequately addressed:

-DEQ must consider the climate-changing pollution that would be generated by all aspects of this project. The direct, indirect, and cumulative impact of fracked and conventional gas production, transport, liquefaction, and end use, including the contribution of leaked methane gas to the overall carbon pollution from these proposals.

-DEQ must consider the potential outcome of siting an explosive LNG export facility in a subduction earthquake zone and a tsunami evacuation area.

-DEQ must undertake a detailed analysis of the public safety risks associated with the terminal and pipeline. In past reviews, FERC has failed to adequately address fire and emergency response risks along the pipeline route. Further, FERC must take a realistic look at a worst-case LNG spill and fire near the terminal.

-DEQ should consider the impacts to Tribal fisheries and cultural and burial sites.

-DEQ should weigh heavily the negative impacts on private landowners of the Pacific Connector, which would harm private property rights though the potential use of eminent domain.

-DEQ should address the full impacts of the projects on water quality for each stream and wetland impacted. FERC should require Pacific Connector to rely on up-to-date and site-specific information to evaluate the impacts of the proposals.

-DEQ should consider the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts to fish and wildlife that will be impacted by the proposed LNG terminal and pipeline, including threatened and endangered salmon, steelhead, and wildlife.


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