Time is of the Essence! Act Now! Stop Jordan Cove!

Climate change is not a looming threat, it is already in progress. It affects us now with changing weather patterns, adverse weather events becoming more frequent and more severe, increased wildfires, sea levels rising, and ocean waters becoming warmer and more acidic. As greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere the effects on our planet become increasingly self-perpetuating and non-reversible. What manner of world do we want to leave for our children…and their children…? Will our planet be able to sustain life as we know it? Probably not. Oh, something will thrive…something always does…but it won’t be us.

The Jordan Cove LNG Export Facility / Pacific Connector Pipeline project is just one more nail in the coffin. Sure, it will provide some good jobs for a few years during its construction and a limited number of on-going jobs after its completion. And, it will provide tax income to the State of Oregon. At what price? Is this worth hastening the evolution away from the planet as we know it? The threats to our beautiful coastline, to wildlife, and to our vital fishing industries due to increased shipping disasters as more and more shipping traffic has to cross the bar and cross the ocean with their loads of fossil fuels, often under difficult weather conditions, and the threat to the population of Coos Bay when the inevitable tsunami hits the terminal, while very real and very devastating, are nothing compared to the impact that this and projects like it will have on our climate and the health of our planet.

We need to say “No!” to Jordan Cove LNG Export Facility / Pacific Connector Pipeline project. The review process has gone through numerous stages. It hasn’t been blessed with the final “Okay!” yet, but it hasn’t been stopped yet either. It is not too late to let your representatives know what you think, but time is running out. Some of our representatives are in favor of the project, some against it, and some are sitting on the fence and have not yet voiced an opinion. It’s time to let them know how important this is to you and to the future of our planet.

Here is a link to the comments submitted by Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) to
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) during the public comment period prior to their review of the feasibility of the Jordan Cove LNG Export Facility / Pacific Connector Pipeline project. Read them! Educate yourself! Send them to your representatives along with your own comments.

These are your representatives. They represent you! Voice your opinion!

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D)
Address: State Capitol Bldg., 900 Court St. NE, Suite 254, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503)378-3111
Fax: (503)378-8970

US Senator Jeff Merkley (D)
Washington, DC
313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3753
Fax: (202) 228-3997
Medford, Oregon
10 South Bartlett Street, Ste. 201
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 608-9102

US Senator Ron Wyden (D)
Washington, DC
221 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C., 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5244
Fax: (202) 228-2717
Medford, Oregon
Federal Courthouse
310 West 6th St., Room 118
Medford, OR, 97501
Phone: (541) 858-5122

US CD2 Representative Greg Walden (R)
Washington, DC
2185 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6730
Fax: (202) 225-5774
Medford, Oregon
14 N. Central Ave., Suite 112
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 776-4646
Fax: (541) 779-0204

US CD4 Representative Peter DeFazio (D)
Washington, DC
2134 Rayburn Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6416
Roseburg, Oregon
612 S.E. Jackson St., Room 9
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: (541) 440-3523
Fax: (541) 465-6458

Oregon SD1 Senator Dallas Heard (R)
Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-316, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-1701

Oregon SD2 Senator Herman Baertschiger (R)
Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-323, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1702

Oregon HD1 Representative David Brock Smith (R)
Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-379, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1401

Oregon HD2 Representative Gary Leif (R)
Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-386, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1402

Oregon HD3 Representative Carl Wilson (R)
Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-395, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1403

Oregon HD4 Representative Duane A. Stark (R)
Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-372, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1404