By Rogue Riverkeepers
Today [March 11] we received amazing news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has denied the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Coos Bay and its associated Pacific Connector Pipeline! This is a huge victory for our Rogue Basin and all who would have been impacted by this project.
Here is the link to FERC’s statement today http://www.ferc.gov/CalendarFiles/20160311154932-CP13-483-000.pdf
Below are the basis for their decision.
“Because the record does not support a finding that the public benefits of the Pacific Connector Pipeline outweigh the adverse effects on landowners, we deny Pacific Connector’s request for certificate authority to construct and operate its project, as well as the related blanket construction and transportation certificate applications.
Because the record does not support a finding that the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal can operate to liquefy and export LNG absent the Pacific Connector Pipeline, we find that authorizing its construction would be inconsistent with the public interest. Therefore, we also deny Jordan Cove’s request for authorization to site, construct and operate the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal.”
Rogue Riverkeeper has been fighting this proposal for the last 11 years because of the impacts that the proposed Pacifc Connector Pipeline would have on steams, rivers and fish in the Rogue Basin. We’ve worked closely with our partner organization Rogue Climate as well as many volunteers, concerned citizens and landowners in Jackson and Josephine counties to raise awareness around this misled proposal. The campaign has grown hugely over the last year making this project one of the most controversial fossil fuel export proposals in the country.
While there will be more to do in the coming months, this decision is a huge win for our campaign! Thank you to all who wrote comments, attended hearings and meetings, came to events, made phone calls, donated money, and simply cared. People power has made all the difference.
Thank you and congratulations.
For the Rogue!!!Φ
The mission of Rogue Riverkeeper is to protect and restore water quality and fish populations in the Rogue Basin and adjacent coastal watersheds through enforcement, advocacy, field work and community action.