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Activists Prepare for Monday Protest Opposing LNG Exports

Jordan Cove Energy Project

Last month the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted final environmental approval for a gas pipeline and terminal on Oregon’s southern coast. Activists who oppose this project are holding trainings in Eugene through the weekend in preparation for a protest Monday in Salem.

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Many who oppose the natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas, or LNG, export terminal believe Gov. Kate Brown could stop it.

Patricia Hine is the co-founder of 350 Eugene. She says the group wants to capture the attention of state leaders.

Hine: “Direct action calls attention, sometimes humorously, sometimes with media attention, it’s not a law breaking situation, but it’s trying to get attention for an issue that’s otherwise not coming to light and being properly considered by decision makers.”

Hine says both projects are harmful to public health and the environment and add to climate change.

Supporters of the projects say they will create at least 150 jobs and generate over $6 billion in local investments.

Find more information and register for the training here.

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Kyra Buckley
Kyra Buckley has been a volunteer in KLCC’s newsroom since August 2015. She will graduate from the University of Oregon in December 2015 with a BA in Journalism and Political Science. At the UO she held leadership positions on student run publications like Envision, an online environmental magazine, and This Oregon Life, a storytelling podcast.