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TU Applauds Rep. DeFazio for Opposing Jordan Cove Energy Project

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio reels in a summer steelhead in his home state. Photo by Dean Finnerty.

In an email to supporters over the weekend, Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio voiced outright opposition to the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposal in Southwest Oregon. The project would include an export facility in Coos Bay, along with a massive 229 mile long 36 inch wide underground pipeline that would cross beneath a number of legendary steelhead, trout, and salmon fisheries.

“I do not support the Jordan Cove LNG terminal for the following reasons: the federal approval process is run by unelected political appointees, the project tramples on private property rights, and it will exacerbate the urgent and immediate threat of climate change,” DeFazio said in the weekend’s email.

Approval for the project remains pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission after FERC staff issued a final environmental impact statement last month.

Trout Unlimited opposes the Jordan Cove Project, and we applaud Representative DeFazio for his strong stance to protect Oregon’s watersheds and fisheries from harmful impacts that would flow from it’s completion. Help us thank Representative DeFazio and his staff for standing strong for Oregon’s watersheds and the fish that inhabit them by calling his DC office at 202-225-6416.