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League DEIS Comments – No On LNG

The League of Women Voters of Rogue Valley (LWVRV) joined the LWVs of Coos County (LWVCC), of Umpqua Valley (LWVUV), and of Klamath County (LWVKC) in writing a letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown, conveying key concerns about how the Jordan Cove Energy Project would conflict with the work Oregon has ahead of us to meet the challenges of climate change.No-LNG

This same letter was then forwarded to FERC as comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Jordan Cove Energy Project.

This is how the letter begins….

Dear Ms. Bose:
We write representing the League of Women Voters of Coos County (LWVCC), LWV of Umpqua Valley (LWVUV), LWV of Rogue Valley (LWVRV), and LWV of Klamath County (LWVKC). We are grassroots nonpartisan, political organizations operating in the four counties in Oregon that would be directly affected by the construction and operations of the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (JCLNG) and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (PCGP), commonly referred to collectively as the Jordan Cove Energy Project (JCEP). Our detailed review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for this project shows that the projects are in direct conflict with many of the state and national League of Women Voters positions. These positions are based on study documents and consensus evaluations regarding natural resources, water quality and air quantity, climate change, offshore and coastal management, land use, public health and safety, energy conservation, and seismic risks

READ More of this credible work — the PDF is here.

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Roseburg Climate Strike Update

Roseburg Climate Strike!

NOON to 1PM
On Garden Valley Blvd in Roseburg in front of Fred Meyer

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Members of the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley, the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, and Umpqua Watersheds will join together to demand climate action. All are welcome to join in!

At 12:20PM, Jenny Carloni, President of the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will read a statement by Senator Merkley.

We will be part of a world-wide effort both here in the United States and across the globe demanding immediate action on the climate.  Students in the United States and abroad will be walking out of their classrooms in solidarity as they raise their voices on the most critical issue of our time.

With the Amazon in flames, unprecedented hurricanes, rising sea levels and wildfires at home, the planet we call home is sending us a powerful message.  And we must answer that call.

On Sept 20, from NOON to 1PM:

  • Bring your smiles,
  • Bring your signs,
  • Bring your cameras,
  • Post your photos!

See You There!

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Roseburg #Climate Strike

On September 20th, the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley, Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, and Umpqua Watersheds are joining the Climate Strikes Coalition and 350.org partners from around the world to activate thousands of people around the country who want real solutions to the climate crisis.

FC_CS_Social-09-6%Hundreds of Climate Strike events are being planned across the country. People of all ages will come together in the streets all over the world on September 20th as part of a Global Climate Strike. And Roseburg citizens will be among them.

Join us on Friday, Sep. 20 at Noon to 1PM in front of Fred Meyer on Garden Valley Blvd. Bring your signs! Take photos! Be a participant. Be able to tell your children that you did something about this planetary emergency.

There’s no denying the climate crisis is already here. Over the years, we’ve watched storms, floods, fires and heat waves devastate communities from Puerto Rico to Portland. In the meantime, our elected officials have
continued to protect the oil, coal, and gas billionaires responsible for this crisis.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We know what the solutions are, and we have the means to implement them.

Together, we have the power to take our destiny out of the hands of fossil fuel billionaires and their corrupt enablers. Join us on Garden Valley Blvd. on September 20th for the Global Climate Strike.

Our communities, our planet, and our future depend on a climate movement that reaches all corners of this country. To change everything, it takes everyone — and with your help we can build a sustainable world for generations to come.

Please stand with us!

In Solidarity,

League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley, Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, and Umpqua Watersheds.

For more information email the Umpqua Valley LeagueDouglas County Global Warming Coalition, or Umpqua Watersheds

Sign ideas:power-1
#ClimateStrike
Demand Action!
Act like the House is On Fire!
No On LNG!
Time to Act!
Climate Justice Now!
One Planet One Future
There is No Planet B
Save the Planet!
Save the Children!
Fighting for our Future!
Winter is Not Coming!

 

Climate Strike Links:
U.S.Climate Strike Map We’re on the map!
Climate Strike Oregon
350.org
League of Women Voters of Oregon Climate Strike

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We Say No to LNG

Here are comments that the League of Women Voters of Oregon have submitted to FERC in response to the DEIS of the Jordan Cove Energy Project LP, Docket No. CP17-495-000 and the Pacific Connector Pipeline LP, Docket No. CP17-494-000 on behalf of four Leagues in southern Oregon.

The opening paragraph:

 “Dear Ms. Bose: 

We write representing the League of Women Voters of Coos County (LWVCC), LWV of Umpqua Valley (LWVUV), LWV of Rogue Valley (LWVRV), and LWV of Klamath County (LWVKC). We are grassroots nonpartisan, political organizations operating in the four counties in Oregon that would be directly affected by the construction and operations of the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (JCLNG) and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (PCGP), commonly referred to collectively as the Jordan Cove Energy Project (JCEP). Our detailed review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for this project shows that the projects are in direct conflict with many of the state and national League of Women Voters positions. These positions are based on study documents and consensus evaluations regarding natural resources, water quality and air quantity, climate change, offshore and coastal management, land use, public health and safety, energy conservation, and seismic risks.

Read full comments here – 4LL LWV 2019 DEIS comment FINAL.