North Spit Coos Bay beautiful sunset with no lng export terminal by BLM-Sized

VICTORY! Jordan Cove LNG Terminal & Pacific Connector Pipeline

WELC has worked against the Jordan Cove LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline in Oregon for over 15 years. It would represent the largest construction project in the state’s history and the largest climate polluter in Oregon, with a pipeline over 200 miles long. 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 was the first and only time FERC denied an application for an LNG terminal.

Then, developers filed a new application, and the pro-fossil fuel administration in Washington D.C. overlooked the project’s flaws, granting FERC approval. Through tireless advocacy and education, our coalition convinced states and localities to stand strong to their water quality and pollution requirements and deny needed permits for the project.

In December 2021, WELC and our allies emerged victorious when Pembina withdrew its FERC application and announced it had no intention to pursue the project.

This victory was hard fought, and the proposal may rise from the ashes again someday — this is the third time we have defeated it. But for now, rest easy knowing Oregon’s coast, waterways, and climate are safe from this ecosystem-altering threat.


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