The construction of the Jordan Cove LNG export pipeline and the adjacent service road will cause negative and irreparable damage to the environment and people of southern Oregon. The impact on the many streams, rivers and riparian areas is unacceptable because of the potential loss of water quality, fisheries resource and erosion problems — not to speak of the consequences of ruptures and leaks.

In addition, the unstable slopes, geologic and wildfire history of this region, especially the high risk of a major earthquake, could be catastrophic. The short-term economic gain of temporary employment for construction crews and the removal of right-of-way timber does not justify the long-term loss of environmental resources, the potential loss of property and human life.

This project is not in the public interest and will not serve the public, such as public roads, rail systems, airports or other public infrastructure. Therefore, using eminent domain to obtain easements from private land owners is unlawful. This project only benefits a Canadian firm, their contractors and investors.

Mike Burke


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