LNG Export on the Columbia: Round II

After years of campaigning against a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal on the Columbia River, Pacific NW residents successfully stopped Bradwod LNG and the Palomar Pipeline through the Mt. Hood Forest.  Now, we are being faced with another threat: LNG export.

With a proposed LNG terminal, and a connected set of pipelines that include crossing the Columbia River into Oregon at Columbia City, the Oregon LNG company would dramatically impact our rivers, streams, wetlands, farms, forests, and atmosphere with a highly polluting LNG export proposal.  Oregon LNG is working with the Williams Pipeline Company, which seeks to feed the Oregon LNG terminal with natural gas by building over 140 miles of new pipelines through Washington, a project called the “Washington Expansion Project.”

The Oregon LNG and Williams Washington Expansion projects are moving forward fast: public hearings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) are scheduled to begin on Oct. 15th in Clatsop, Columbia, and Cowlitz counties. Written public comments to FERC are due on November 8th.

The fight against Bradwood LNG was a success not only because the company shelved the project: it also created strong partnerships between Portland, Astoria and the towns in between. 

To win round II we must revitalize this network of LNG activists from Portland to the Pacific!

Please join Columbia Riverkeeper and Portland Rising Tide for the latest campaign updates and to rebuild the strong network of LNG activists needed to fight energy export.

When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 7-8:30pm

Where: Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th Avenue Portland 9723

For more information contact Dan Serres, Dan@ColumbiaRiverkeeper.org or visit www.ColumbiaRiverkeeper.org


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