Stop President Trump from forcing fracking on Oregon.

President Trump, Governor Kate Brown, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley

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A Calgary, Canada-based company, VERESEN, is attempting to force Oregonians to accept a 232-mile pipeline that will stretch across public and privately held lands. The pipeline will carry fracked gas from Canada and the Rocky Mountains to Coos Bay and then shipped overseas from a proposed port terminal at Jordan Cove. The proposed natural gas terminal will have two 160,000 cubic-meter storage tanks and other facilities the would receive natural gas from the pipeline, compress in into a liquid for transport and then pipe it to taker ships for sale abroad.

The requested permit was rejected by the Obama Administration's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A top adviser to President Trump appeared to throw support behind the proposed project. "The first thing we're going to do is we're going to permit LNG (liquefied natural gas) export facility in the North west, " said Gary Cohn, director of the Nation Economic Council. "Just think of the transport time from the Northwest to Japan versus anywhere else. Then we've got the put facilities on the East Coast to get from the East Coast to Germany."

Veresen and re-filed its application after the current elections. CEO Don Althoff says he is confident that the Trump Administration will "fast track" the FERC approval.

We must urge Governor Kate Brown, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkely to invenst in clean energy and take a strong stance against climate change. For every dollar invested into clean energy will create two to seven times more jobs verses the same dollars spent towards fossil fuels.

Reasons why we must stop this pipeline project:

1) Liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and fracked gas pipelines are highly explosive. For example, in 2014, the Plymouth LNG facility in Washington exploded, injuring workers and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes. The Jordan Cove terminal would be built in our coastal region that is vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis. The pipeline, full of high-pressure gas, would pass through an area already at a high risk of wildfires.

2)Traditional tribal territories and burial grounds are threatened by both the pipeline route and the export facility. The Karuk, Yurok, and Klamath tribes have all passed resolutions opposing the pipeline.

3)Drilling for the pipeline would occur under the Klamath, Rogue, Umpqua, and Coquille Rivers. This would affect farms and fishing businesses as it disturbs more than 400 waterways and damages salmon and steelhead habitat.

With all Oregonians standing up, resisting and opposing the fracking pipeline and terminal.  By signing this petition you are showing that you voice will be heard.

If you’d like to join them, call Governor Brown at (503) 378–4582, Senator Wyden at (202) 224–5244, and Senator Merkley: at (202) 224–3753.

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To: President Trump, Governor Kate Brown, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley
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The proposed LNG projected from Veresen must be stopped. We as Oregonians believe the risk of this project outweighs the benefits to our communities, landowner rights, farms and tribal territories. We must move away from fossil fuels as a state and country to clean energy. By redirecting the money from fossil fuels to clean energy we can create two to seven times more jobs for each and every Oregonians.

Be the example that is needed within our state. Represent the voters who elected you to represent them instead of special interest groups. It is time to take a firm stance against fossil fuels and the dangers they create.