Open letter to Gov. Kate Brown: I am one of many people in Clatsop County fighting against liquefied natural gas (LNG) import/export in Oregon and on the Columbia River.

It has been over 10 years since we started educating ourselves, writing letters, giving public comment, going to meetings at the federal, state, county, and city level. Citizens of Oregon know that LNG, whether importing or exporting, is horrible for our environment, our economic growth, our health, and livability along our beautiful Oregon coast.

You, Gov. Brown, can stop this insanity by using the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. I am sure there are even more ways at your disposal to stop this gold rush to export our natural resources.  

When you were running for Oregon Secretary of State, you came to Astoria. We asked you what was your position concerning Oregon LNG and Bradwood Landing LNG building huge terminals on the lower Columbia River. You told us that you thought it was not a good idea. What is your opinion now?  

Please do the right thing and just say no to LNG export/import in Oregon. No to Oregon LNG and no to Jordan Cove LNG in Coos Bay.

Washington state said no to LNG. California said no to LNG. Tijuana, Mexico, said no to LNG. When is the state of Oregon going to finally say no?

Lori Durheim


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