We did it! On December 1st, we learned that Pembina, the Canadian company behind Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, have requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) vacate the authorizations issued to them in their proceedings. This comes in response to the DC Circuit asking FERC last month to reconsider whether to issue a stay, and FERC asking for a briefing on whether a stay is warranted.
What does this mean? This means that Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector pipeline are officially defeated in Oregon. This was the outcome of an unjust granting of conditional approval to the project which left landowners with uncertainty about the future of their lands, and today means a strong victory for people and the environment. Today, Pembina has announced that it has given up future plans for Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector in Oregon.
Over the years, Oregon PSR has worked alongside our partners against the threat of fracked gas in the Pacific Northwest by producing reports, raising awareness, advocating for state policy change, and filing a lawsuit in 2020 challenging FERC’s approval of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. Today we are celebrating the culmination of our work alongside landowners, tribes, the State of Oregon, and other allied organizations to protect public health in southern Oregon and our climate.
Let's continue the work! Today is without a doubt a victory for a healthier Oregon, and our water and air will be cleaner tomorrow because of our work on this initiative. However, successes like these are only possible with the support of donors like you. We hope that we can count on you to help us continue Oregon PSR’s work in promoting a healthy climate and a peaceful and just future for everyone. Please consider donating today!
Photo above: LNG opposition rally in Salem in November 2019 (photo courtesy of Emma Jones)