By Jes Burns, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Southern Oregon communities along a proposed natural gas pipeline route are looking for creative ways to stop the project. Douglas and Coos County residents hope a Community Bill of Rights will give them a legal avenue to assert local control.
The pipeline for the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay would run through the property of Stacey McLaughlin. She doesn’t want it there. And speaking out before government officials has been less than satisfying.
“It feels like a waste of my time,” she said.
So McLaughlin is organizing her Douglas County neighbors to enact a community bill of rights. It would give cities and counties the legal grounds to say no to projects that violate local values. Continue reading Could A Community Bill Of Rights Keep Out A Gas Pipeline?
Photo: Michael Hinrichs (left), a spokesman for Jordan Cove, Sen. Arnie Roblan, D-Coos Bay, and Mark Wall (right), forestry manager for Roseburg Forest Products, stand on the proposed site for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. /Photo by Ted Sickinger
By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian
Sen. Ron Wyden has asked federal energy regulators to provide him with information on the methods and models used to evaluate public safety hazards from potential chemical leaks at the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project in Coos Bay.
The Oregon Democrat noted in letters to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the acting administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration that serious questions had been raised in public comments about the adequacy of hazard modeling for the liquefied natural gas export facility. Continue reading Senator Asks FERC How It Measures Hazards of LNG Export