Category Archives: Dept. of State Lands

Don’t let Jordan Cove risk Oregon’s assets

Oregon Department of State Land’s (DSL) decision requires they “ensure the collective rights of the public,” including activities such as fishing and boating, but also “other public trust values.” Their “paramount policy” is to deny any use “inconsistent with the protection, preservation and best use of the water resources of this state.” DSL must recognize […]
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LNG opposition is overwhelming

You and I have lately been receiving large glossy folding mailers from Pembina extolling the merits of the Jordan Cove methane gas project. You have also probably heard the pleasant voice on the radio telling us how wonderful this project will be for Oregon. Pembina — a Canadian company that is not my neighbor — […]
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Jordan Cove has many rivers to cross

If the number of opponents and the passion of their cause were the determining factor, the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export project and pipeline would be dead in the water. But that’s not how the approval process works. Still, opposition has grown steadily over the 14 years since the project was first floated, […]
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Jordan Cove pipeline and terminal still in the works, and still controversial

A proposed liquefied natural gas pipe stretching 230 miles through Southern Oregon from the potato fields of Malin to a cove in Coos Bay remains alive — and controversial. Canada-based Pembina is the latest company to enter the state-and-federal permitting marathon necessary to make the Jordan Cove Energy Project — which includes the pipeline and […]
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Natural Gas Permit Draws Hundreds To Hearing In Southern Oregon

Nearly two-thousand people crowded outside the Jackson County Expo Center in Central Point Tuesday night to protest a proposed natural gas project that needs a state permit to proceed. The Jordan Cove Energy Project aims to build a natural gas export terminal on the coast and 230-mile pipeline across Southern Oregon. But before doing that, […]
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Pipeline protest hearing 

With his crisp beige Stetson and new white-patterned ranch shirt, Shawn Jones stood out as an atypical — yet relevant — voice in the debate surrounding a proposed gas pipeline through Southern Oregon. Jones, representing C2 Cattle Company, testified Tuesday evening to the Oregon Department of State Lands that the proposed Jordan Cove pipeline would […]
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Jordan Cove pipeline public hearing on Monday 

A public hearing at Klamath Community College (KCC) on Monday will provide the opportunity for residents to express opinions on the removal-fill permit application for the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project. The public event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at KCC’s Commons Building. It is one of five hearing planned regionally by […]
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Oregon Considers Jordan Cove’s Dredging Permits

A proposed natural gas pipeline and processing facility is at the center of a series of hearings in Southern Oregon starting Monday, Jan. 7. The Canadian company Pembina has applied for what’s called a removal-fill permit for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The permit allows the company to dredge waterways and wetlands. Source: Oregon Considers […]
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Despite treatment, Richardson resumes work on State Land Board

Secretary of state declines to delegate his position on the state panel to someone else for Dec. 18 meeting. Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has decided not to delegate his seat on the State Land Board to a subordinate while he deals with cancer, according to a letter disclosed Monday, Dec. 17. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Southern Exposure: How Seaside won Corps permit for school construction

When the Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for water work in September for the Seaside School District’s campus construction in the Southeast Hills, officials and construction crews issued a collective sigh. With labor, equipment and a schedule all but written in stone, Corps approval was the trigger for a full push to meet […]
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