Cascade Volcanoes • Entered by Jane Heisler on March 6, 2020
Forest Service Objection Phone Meeting (Jordan Cove Pipeline)
March 4, 2020
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Key Issue: Oil, Gas, or Mineral Development
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics; Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center; Western Environmental Law Center; Oregon Wild; Oregon Women’s Land Trust , Oregon Fish and Wildlife and others
Landscape/area: Fremont-Winema National Forest (2253796 acres)
Short Description of Activity
The Cascade Volcanoes Chapter submitted a letter to the Forest Service opposing its Forest Plan Amendments for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (Jordan Cove). As am eligible objector, we were invited. The meeting was held to focus on potential resolutions for the Forest Plan Amendments offerred by the objectors for the plan-level objections that were filed under the regulation at 36 CFR 219 and 218
One consistent theme was why we are even helping this foreign company with this route in that we did not look at NOT locating the pipe on forest land in the first place (wasn’t an option in the EIS). Most objectors focused on environmental impacts to land, fish and wildlife, increased fire danger, non-automatic shutoffs on valves, damage to forests.
Responses to comments will be mailed to objectors by 3/23/20. I primarily listened. The FS ran a very good meeting. Everyone’s comments were paraphrased and staff was very empathetic.
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