In Southern Oregon and Coos County, our community is threatened by the proposed Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal as well as the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline. Coast Range Forest Watch has collaborated with many others in Coos Bay and across the state to oppose this project from being built. We know that many communities across the country and the world have been harmed by projects just like this, and we support Water Protectors who oppose fracked gas pipelines and export or import terminals.
While there are countless reasons to oppose this project, we find that as community scientists we work to help educate our community and stay active in the public comment processes. We also have done field checking of the proposed pipeline route.
There are thousands of creeks and hundreds of acres of endangered species habitat that are threatened by this pipeline project alone. The export terminal is an additional threat with a dredging project proposed which will destroy the sensitive estuary and have irreversible impacts on the hydrology of Coos Bay.