This February, legislation will be introduced Salem that would change the definition of “applicant” for removal-fill permits. If passed, this bill will fast-track the permitting process for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline by allowing companies to apply for permits on landowners’ property without their knowledge or consent. This would be a huge benefit for the pipeline company and having these permits would make it even easier for the company to gain access to swaths of peoples’ property.
We can stop the bill and stop the pipe. We need to stand together and send a clear message to the company and our politicians: Stop the Pipe!
What: Rally against the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and proposed legislation.
When: Thursday, January 27th from 12-1PM.
Where: 700 block East Main St., downtown Medford.
RSVP for the event by following this link.
Carpools are available.
In Winston, meet in Abby’s Pizza parking lot at 10AM.
In Canyonville, meet at the library at 10:30AM.
In Roseburg, meet across the street from the library at 10AM.
If passed, this bill will:
• Let companies to apply for permits on your land without your knowledge or consent.
• Fast-track the permitting process for the Pacific Connector Pipeline.
• Harm landowners and devalue property rights in our state.
To learn more about the proposed legislation, visit this page.
This is how we show our legislators that there is diverse opposition to this bill. We need you to attend – please join us!
If you have any questions, please contact Monica Vaughan at (541) 521-1832.
p.s. Last week, our coalition sent a request asking you to submit a public comment on the Port of Coos Bay’s application for a slip dock to accommodate the Jordan Cove LNG terminal. Over 1044 public comments from Oregonians were submitted opposing the project – blowing our initial goal of 500 out of the water. Thank you! Because of your overwhelming response, DSL has extended the commenting deadline to February 12th. At this point, please only submit substantive comments on any discrepancies between the Port of Coos Bay’s permit application and the state’s criteria for granting a fill/removal permit. If you would like to submit substantial comments at this point, please spend time filling out your detailed comments on DSL’s online comment form found here.