Landowners are fighting back against the third LNG pipeline application
SHADY COVE, Ore. - The LNG pipeline intervenor workshop has just wrapped up a stop in Shady Cove.
It's one of many gatherings happening in our region this and last week after the Canadian company behind the proposed 235-mile-long LNG pipeline filed a third application on September 21st to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
And our community wants to be heard by the FERC as well, which is why landowners like Deb Evans are hosting workshops on how to become an intervenor.
This will allow anyone affected to have legal standing in the LNG fight -an issue that's been affecting landowners and local businesses for the last decade.
"We for instance bought our property to be able to put a house on it but we don't dare put a house on our property because who would want to live right next to a 36-inch-high pressure gas pipeline going right next to their property," said Evans.
During the second application there were 53 landowner intervenors.
Evans believes this time there will be even more opposition to the project.
If you'd like to learn more about becoming an intervenor the next meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17th from 4p.m. – 7p.m. at the Medford Library.
The deadline to file as an intervenor is October 26th.