Public Comment Period: Say No to LNG!

Protect the Northwest from LNG Export
 Tell Oregon Decision Makers to Reject LNG

A company called “Oregon LNG” proposes a mega liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the heart of the Columbia River Estuary.  The project includes building hundreds of miles of new, high-pressure gas pipeline that would cross salmon-bearing streams, the Columbia River, farms, forestland, and close to homes.  Because Asia pays up to four times more for natural gas than the western U.S. price, West Coast LNG export could dramatically increase gas production in the United States and Canada.  A single LNG “Super Max” tanker could carry away 8% of the entire U.S. daily natural gas consumption.  Needless to say, LNG export is bad for our climate, our salmon, and Columbia River communities.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced a critical public comment period to decide whether to issue key permits for Oregon LNG’s terminal and pipeline.  Oregon LNG cannot build its terminal and gas pipeline without permits from DEQ and the Corps.

Download Riverkeeper’s fact sheet to learn more and read project-specific comment suggestions. Read the Public Notice and download LNG’s application.

Here are three simple actions you can take to help protect endangered salmon from LNG development.

•    Send in your comment today
•    Spread the word! Use this link to easily tell friends and followers on social media: http://bit.ly/1ApCccH
•    Prefer written comments? Mail your comments urging the agencies to reject LNG with the addresses listed below  (comment deadline – January 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m,):

Send Comments to the Corps:

Email: OregonLNG@usace.army.mil

Mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attn: Richard Chong (CENWP-OD-G)

PO Box 2946

Portland, OR 97208-2946

*include the application number, NWP-2005-748, in the subject line

Send Comments to DEQ:

Email: 401publiccomments@deq.state.or.us

Mail: Oregon DEQ, NW Region

Attn: 401 Water Quality Certification Coordinator

2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 400

Portland, OR 97201-4953

*include the application number, NWP-2005-748, in the subject line


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