Here in Oregon, there’s a lot of talk regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline that would transport liquefied natural gas from Bradwood Landing, on the Columbia River, to California. Now there’s a new campaign, Hey NW Natural, launched to educate about the pipeline’s effects on the local community.
From Hey NW Natural:
Hundreds of farmers are worried about the future of their land and Steve Wick, an old-time Oregonian who raises filberts, is one of them.
Steve, like all Oregonian farmers, loves his land. But right now, his life has been put on hold because of a proposed natural gas pipeline scheduled to cross his land.
Steve is not alone. He is one of hundreds of Oregonian farmers whose land is in jeopardy.
NW Natural’s Palomar pipeline would originate at the Bradwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Columbia, cut through private farmland, and carry imported gas to California and other markets. The 120-foot right-of-way necessary for building the pipeline would tear through expensive irrigation structures and disallow crops with deep roots. This is all for dirty energy and against the will of the landowners.
For too many years residents all over the Pacific Northwest have been fighting the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminals and associated pipelines. With LNG comes thirty more years of imported dirty fossil fuels, and hundreds of miles of local environmental damage.
Learn about the new campaign against LNG here: http://www.heynwnatural.org