Yesterday, between 300 and 400 people gathered on the Capitol steps to stage a rally against liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in Oregon. These developments face huge local public opposition in Northern and Southern Oregon, and Wednesday marked the first time that the two groups joined, en masse, to send a message of resistance to fossil fuel speculators, politicians, and regulating agencies.
The fight continues to heat up, as the Governor has stated his belief that natural gas originating in LNG terminals may act as a "bridge fuel". The Governor appears to be on the wrong side of this issue, as he faced boos from a friendly crowd at a Focus the Nation event last week when he mouthed industry rhetoric in favor of LNG. Ultimately, the Wednesday event offered LNG and pipeline opponents throughout the region an opportunity to connect, share ideas, and lobby the State legislators with common themes on a day that highlighted the unity of all Oregonians against these huge foreign fossil fuel developments.
West Coast Groups fighting together against LNG: Oregon Citizens Against Pipelines | Columbia Riverkeeper | No California Pipeline | Citizens Against LNG | lngpollutes.org