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Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future set for May 2017 ballot

Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future set for May 2017 ballot

There were some victories November 8, 2016.  Two communities, Highland Township, PA and Waterville, OH each passed a bill of rights by overwhelming margins banning harmful development in their communities. With a new president threatening to weaken already marginal environmental safeguards, now more than ever we must exercise our fundamental right to say NO to […]

Additional strategies for stopping Jordan Cove LNG

Additional strategies for stopping Jordan Cove LNG

As important as it is to put comments into the public record FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), according to one source, has never denied a permit for oil and gas infrastructure unless the developer has first withdrawn the application. In recent weeks, FERC approved construction of a high-volume, high pressure natural gas pipeline that will […]

Sustainable vs renewable and why ecosystems have rights

Sustainable vs renewable and why ecosystems have rights

The community rights discussion hosted by the Coos Commons Protection Council appears to have helped rally more troops to the cause of asserting local self governance. The community room at the Coos Bay Fire Hall was full to capacity and except for four pro-gas boosters everyone wanted to stop the Jordan Cove LNG project. Reasons […]

FERC meeting tonight at Hale Center

FERC meeting tonight at Hale Center

The first of several hearings begin today at the SOCC campus in the Hale Performing Arts Center. Citizens are given 3 minutes to have their oral comments entered into the record. Coos Commons Protection Council will be collecting signatures for The Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance.   All meetings will begin […]

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