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Letter: Stop pipeline in Southern Oregon

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Am I the only one who’s been freaking out since the IPCC released their 2018 report telling us that we had 12 years to get ourselves carbon neutral or face huge consequences? I know we’ve been torpedoed with so much bad news lately that even the most committed among us have lost our fervor for outrage — but this alarm seemed to disappear from the public conversation a little too fast. After a few months of feeling depressed and hopeless, I decided we didn’t have any more time for depressed or hopeless. I hope you’ll join me.

Right now, Pembina, a Canadian company, is trying to build a 229-mile fracked gas pipeline and export terminal in Southern Oregon to ship liquefied fracked gas to Asian markets. In addition to all the clear-cutting and compromised waterways necessary for this project, we have no chance of meeting the Paris Agreement targets if we keep building new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Luckily, we can stop this. The group 350PDX has had lots of success in the past preventing these projects, interrupting their permitting by submitting public comments. Head over to 350PDX.org/jordancove to learn how before the deadline on Feb. 3.

Don’t give up, we still have a chance.

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