Standup for the climate by stopping the Pacific Connector fracked gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal.

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                    Important Day of Action this week, January 11th

On Thursday, January 11th, communities across Oregon and Northern California are heading to Salem to ask Governor Brown to stand up for the climate by stopping the Pacific Connector fracked gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal.  

This 229-mile pipeline and fracked gas export project would threaten 400 waterways, disturb tribal territories and cultural sites, trample the rights of landowners through use of eminent domain, put existing jobs in fishing, tourism, and other sectors at risk, drive up energy prices, and become the largest source of climate pollution in the state of Oregon.

Can you join the day of action? RSVP HERE

Gov. Brown: Stand Up for the Climate, Stop the Pipeline Rally

Oregon State Capitol Steps (900 Court St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301)

Thursday, January 11

Rally from 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lobby visits starting at 1:30pm

Carpools are leaving from across the state, more information ->HERE<-

On the same day, Oil Change International and the No LNG Exports Coalition are releasing a groundbreaking report that will show the full climate impacts of the proposed Jordan Cove project from fracking in Colorado, Wyoming, or Canada to burning the gas overseas. This will be the first lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions analysis of the entire project.

Gov. Brown and her State Agencies have the authority to deny state permits and stop this project once and for all. Brown recently returned from international climate talks where she said, “Despite the decision by the White House to retreat from leadership on climate, I see it as not only our moral obligation, but an economic imperative to lead in the fight against climate change.” We couldn’t agree more. Here in Oregon, we need Gov. Brown to walk her climate talk by stopping this project for good and helping our state transition to clean energy jobs for our rural communities.

Hope to see you at the capitol in the new year! RSVP HERE

-Allie and the No LNG Exports Coalition

NOTE:  I apologize for the delay in getting this information out to everyone.  Please be sure to sign up with Rogue Climate to be kept in the loop of other important events and permitting comment opportunities that are coming up concerning the Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector project.  http://www.rogueclimate.org/

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IN THE NEWS  

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IMPORTANT:  Get your BOLD ideas for our dynamic future into the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce before the 10th to timmslater@oregonsbayarea.org.


http://theworldlink.com/news/local/business/chamber-minute-let-s-hear-your-bold-idea-for-the/article_3147e4b0-c7a2-5eac-9b1f-fb5fb0b0947e.html

Chamber Minute: Let's hear your 'bold' idea for the Bay Area

Timm Slater Dec 16, 2017


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There have been some Excellent Op-Ed’s that have been coming out in the press.  Thank you to all the great writers out there!

 
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Wim’s response to Port of Coos Bay appears in Saturday World paper:

 
http://theworldlink.com/opinion/editorial/jordan-cove-our-savior/article_8b4bd525-5f9d-5399-aebe-c8cfc8863a6e.html

Jordan Cove, our Savior?

By Wim de Vriend

Dec 29, 2017 U

Wim de Vriend is the author of “The JOB Messiahs”, a thorough and entertaining history of four decades of failed economic development efforts in Coos Bay.

 
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Excellent Guest Opinion in Sunday Mail Tribune from landowner Bill Gow:

 
http://www.mailtribune.com/opinion/20171231/guest-opinion-republicans-should-support-private-property-rights-on-jordan-cove

Guest Opinion: Republicans should support private property rights on Jordan Cove

By Bill Gow

Dec 31, 2017

…FERC was right. The negative impacts far outweigh the positive benefits, especially for the hundreds of landowners in Southern Oregon facing the possible use of eminent domain. What I can’t get my head around is why our Republican leaders can’t see that...

 
Bill Gow is a landowner that lives in Douglas County whose property would be harmed by the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.

 
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Another excellent response in support of Merkley appears in the Eugene Register Guard on Saturday from Tim Palmer:

 
http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/36288083-78/merkley-wisely-changes-course-on-coos-bay-lng-project.html.csp

Merkley wisely changes course on Coos Bay LNG project

By Tim Palmer - For The Register-Guard

Dec 30, 2017

Tim Palmer of Port Orford is the author of “Rivers of Oregon,” “Field Guide to Oregon Rivers” and other books.

 
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Bill McCaffree’s Op-Ed gets coverage in other papers across the State

 
The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/12/this_republican_agrees_with_me.html

This Republican agrees with Merkley about pipeline project: Guest opinion

By Bill McCaffree

Posted Dec 27

 
A version of this Op-Ed also ran in the Medford Mail Tribune on December 29th
http://www.mailtribune.com/opinion/20171229/guest-opinion-why-this-republican-agrees-with-merkley

 
And in the Roseburg News Review on Sunday, December 31st

http://www.nrtoday.com/opinion/why-this-republican-electrician-agrees-with-sen-merkley-about-the/article_b3167332-b0ce-5012-9a7a-2b5e6403975c.html

 
Op-Ed – Full Version – The World, Coos Bay

http://theworldlink.com/opinion/editorial/why-this-republican-agrees-with-merkley-about-pipeline/article_4a2f09b5-8744-5631-b71d-cc95f72ce7ba.html

Why this Republican agrees with Merkley about pipeline

Bill McCaffree

Dec 19, 2017

Bill McCaffree is a recently retired union electrician and lifelong resident of Coos County.

 
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Letter to the editor

http://theworldlink.com/opinion/letters/merkley-s-view-refreshing/article_b323c084-e9a8-5336-bdf4-e1877f637c5e.html

Merkley's view refreshing

By Mike (Paul) and Eura Washburn - Coos Bay

Dec 19, 2017

 
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Letter to the editor

http://theworldlink.com/opinion/letters/don-t-add-to-existing-threats/article_8f4cc84a-5afa-507b-8717-c731a45a8767.html

Don't add to existing threats  (Responding to Merkley’s Op-Ed)

By Janice Williams – North Bend

Dec 18, 2017

 
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In a heated exchange during a Senate hearing, Senator Jeff Merkley exposes William Wehrum’s flawed reasoning concerning Ocean Acidification and the rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Video

By Bill Hughes

Published on Dec 14, 2017

 
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Excellent Landowner Op-Ed’s

 
http://www.nrtoday.com/opinion/leaders-cannot-be-both-against-eminent-domain-and-for-gas/article_2d21404b-3c28-553c-b493-ecf03f8699b6.html

Leaders cannot be both against eminent domain and for gas pipeline

For The News-Review  Dec 23, 2017

By Stacey McLaughlin, Francis Eatherington, John Clarke, and Bill and Sharon Gow of Douglas County; Clarence Adams, Ron Schaaf and Deb Evans of Klamath County; and Bob Barker of Jackson County are landowners affected by and opposed to the Pacific Connector gas pipeline.

 
http://theworldlink.com/opinion/editorial/don-t-let-public-officials-sell-us-out-to-lng/article_8f54d169-434f-52df-8579-64717f216279.html

Don't let public officials sell us out to LNG

Dec 13, 2017

Stacey McLaughlin, Douglas County

Ron Schaaf and Deb Evans, Klamath County

Bob Barker, Jackson County

Clarence Adams, Douglas County

Francis Eatherington, Douglas County

John Clarke, Douglas County

Bill and Sharon Gow, Douglas County

Signers are landowners affected by, and opposed to the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline; writing in response to Senator Merkley’s opposition to the projects and an OpEd by Klamath County Commissioner Derrick DeGroot, Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman and Coos County Commissioner John Sweet expressing support of the projects.

 
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Letter to the editor

http://theworldlink.com/opinion/letters/pass-clean-energy-jobs-bill/article_57835c83-98d5-524a-8f5b-f20fb6e853bd.html

Pass 'Clean Energy Jobs' bill

December 16, 2017

By Shannon Souza – Coos Bay

 
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http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/stop_jordan_cove_letter_to_the.html

Stop Jordan Cove: Letter to the editor

Anne Bryant, Southwest Portland

Posted Nov 27

 
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https://www.lnglawblog.com/2017/12/bills-introduced-to-expedite-lng-export-authorizations/?utm_source=vuture&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=vuture-emails

Bills Introduced to Expedite LNG Export Authorizations

Posted by Eversheds Sutherland on Dec 13, 2017

 
On December 11, 2017, U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced two bills related to LNG. The “Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act” (H.R. 4605) would allow domestic LNG suppliers “to export natural gas after completing the FERC review process – instead of waiting even longer for additional approval by the U.S. Department of Energy” (DOE). Tim Ryan (D-OH) is cosponsor of the bill. The “Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act” (H.R. 4606) would codify the DOE’s proposed rule to encourage the exports of small volumes of natural gas, “as countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America look to the United States to meet their natural gas needs.”

 
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JC sent the following news stories below which should give everyone some hope despite the LNG bills introduced above.  Both articles below are well worth reading in their entirety.  


http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/world-leaders-high-security-paris-climate-summit-51733072

Paris hosts major climate summit

By Thomas Adamson And Philippe Sotto, Associated Press Paris

Dec 12, 2017,

 
…French President Emmanuel Macron used the summit to seize the global spotlight, capitalizing on Trump's isolationist policies and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic weakness to position himself as the world's moral compass on climate change....

 
…Bill Gates, Richard Branson and other energy executives and investment fund leaders announced a dozen international projects emerging from the summit that will inject money into efforts to curb climate change.

 
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim won rousing applause when he announced that his agency would stop financing oil and gas projects in two years….


…Central to the summit was countering Trump's main argument that the 2015 Paris accord on reducing global emissions would hurt U.S. business.

 
Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, argues that the big businesses and successful economies of the future will be making and using renewable energy instead of oil….

 
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https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/12/uk-banks-join-multinationals-pledge-come-clean-climate-change-risks-mark-carney

World Bank to end financial support for oil and gas exploration

Bank announces in Paris it ‘will no longer finance upstream oil and gas’ after 2019 in response to threat posed by climate change

Larry Elliott Economics editor

Tuesday 12 December 2017


…In a statement that delighted campaigners opposed to fossil fuels, the Bank used a conference in Paris to announce that it “will no longer finance upstream oil and gas” after 2019.


The Bank ceased lending for coal-fired power stations in 2010 but has been under pressure from lobby groups also to halt the $1bn (£750m) a year it has been lending for oil and gas in developing countries….

 
…The Greenpeace International climate campaigner Gyorgy Dallos said: “The end is clearly coming for the oil and gas industry as the pace of change accelerates.”

 
Dallos said the Bank had sent a damning vote of no confidence in the future of the fossil fuel industry. “The world’s financial institutions now need to take note and decide whether their financing is going to be part of the problem or the solution,” he said….

 
… the World Bank has raised the bar for climate leadership by recognizing the simple yet inconvenient truth that achieving the Paris agreement’s climate goals requires an end to the expansion of the fossil fuel industry. It is time for all of the institutions, countries, investors and individuals who are still in the Paris agreement to stop funding fossils – once and for all.”

 
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbaker/2017/10/17/china-gets-that-going-green-is-a-win-for-job-creation-why-doesnt-trump/#5ec5b99b252a

China Gets That Going Green Is A Win For Job Creation. Why Doesn't Trump?

Oct 17, 2017

By Jill Baker

 
…China is piloting the largest carbon-trading system in the world. It is creating more green energy jobs, faster than we are. And it is at the forefront of electric vehicles, as part of a larger push by the State Council to make China a global leader in AI by 2030. Among other areas in AI, China’s focus is on energy. Combined with One Belt, One Road (OBOR), China’s initiative to finance and build massive infrastructure projects in neighboring Eurasian nations, a focus on exporting clean energy know-how could be powerful.

 
Chinese solar players already account for around three-quarters of all solar photovoltaic wafers manufactured globally. And China’s other renewable energy leaders, such as Xinjiang Goldwind in wind turbines, have significant room to grow beyond China’s borders as the Paris Agreement allows for trillions of dollars of technology transfer to countries in need, from those with largesse and implementation expertise.


U.S. ceding its lead?...

 
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