Comments to state agencies to stop Pacific Connector Fracked Gas Pipeline

NO LNG (KTVL/Sarina Sandoval)

A local campaign gets together in Talent to stop the proposed Pacific Connector Fracked Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal.

Community members had the opportunity to write comments to state agencies to deny water quality permits for the Pacific Connector Fracked Gas Pipeline.

Last week, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Army Corps. opened a 60-day public comment period for a critical permit that, if denied, it could stop the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Fracked Gas Pipeline.

It is a proposal by a Canadian energy company to build a 230 mile pipeline through southern Oregon.

Those who are opposed say the proposal needs to be denied.

"Almost 500 rivers and streams would be threatened. Medford's public drinking water would be impacted and our state agencies need to deny these permits and stop this project once and for all," Rogue Climate Director, Hannah Sohl said.

The pipeline would go from Malin to Coos Bay to export facked gas oversees.

The goal is to collect hundreds of comments from community members in southern Oregon.

There's another workshop schedule Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Shady Cove.

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