Jordan Cove LNG Terminal & Pacific Connector Pipeline
WELC has worked against the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline in Oregon for many years. We achieved a huge victory in 2016 when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied the developers’ application, determining that the public benefits of the project are too few to outweigh its costs.
This proposed pipeline would have brought fracked gas from the Intermountain West to the Oregon coast where it would be processed and sent on ships to Asia. The 200+ mile pipeline would have clear cut a corridor at least 50 feet wide across rivers and national forests, impacting riparian reserves, old growth groves, and recreational trails (including a crossing of the Pacific Crest Trail). Endangered and threatened fish species such as Chinook salmon, coho salmon, chum salmon, steelhead, coastal cutthroat trout, pacific lamprey, river lamprey, and green sturgeon would all be impacted. If built, it would be the largest greenhouse gas emitting facility in Oregon.
The project may not be gone forever, though. We’re prepared to fight this proposed facility and pipeline if it should ever be considered in the future.