After 15 years of communities speaking out against Jordan Cove LNG, the State of Oregon has filed a lawsuit against FERC for their approval of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline.
For over a decade, communities across our state have been showing up and speaking out against Jordan Cove LNG. The State of Oregon now joins Tribal Governments, impacted landowners, climate & environmental organizations in this challenge.
This proves that standing up and speaking out for what we believe in makes a difference! This shows that we are more powerful when we are joining together!
On May 20, 2020, FERC denied Tribes, landowners, citizens, and environmental groups a rehearing on Jordan Cove / LNG.
The reason we all asked for a "rehearing" is because (1) It is FERC's responsibility to make sure that public interests are safeguarded. (2) Naturally, Pembina did not address our concerns of private property rights, quality of life, endangered species, and affects on our livelihoods. (3) FERC didn't do their job – they merely accepted Pembina's rationale – and ignored our voices.
On June 22, 2020, the State of Oregon petitioned the US Court of Appeals to review FERC's denial.