Thank you for your consideration of our request, and your service to Colorado. Please keep in mind not only the Americans impacted today by your decision, but the future generations who must also live by what we do today.
Cc: Governor John Hickenlooper
200 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
The Honorable Micheal Bennet
The Honorable Cory Gardner
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Dear Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner,
We the undersigned are writing in opposition to the Jordan Cove LNG facility and Pacific Connector Pipeline. Western Colorado should not be investing in more boom and bust jobs that will degrade our environment and harm our climate. We oppose the Jordan Cove / Pacific Connector Pipeline, because (among other reasons) it:
1. Will drive more oil and gas development in Colorado, and this will drive more conflict as landowners, neighbors, and local communities resist ill-advised fracking schemes.
2. Will harm Colorado's air quality and threaten our precious water resources.
3. Requires invoking the government's supreme power of eminent domain, seizing Americans' property against their wishes to benefit private enterprise including foreign companies.
4. Will contribute to climate change by opening new markets and supply streams for fossil fuels at a time we need to be reducing our use of such fuels across the board.
5. Will lead to higher consumer energy prices in Colorado and for American consumers across the United States.
For these reasons and more, we urge that you reevaluate your position on the Jordan Cove / Pacific Connector Pipeline and that you join us in opposing this project.
Jordan Cove is a proposal to export up to one billion cubic feet of fracked gas per day out of a new port at Coos Bay, Oregon. The Pacific Connector pipeline that Jordan Cove wants to build to supply this terminal with would transport 1.2 billion cubic feet of gas supplied from Colorado's Piceance Basin and elsewhere in the Intermountain West. This new pipeline would cross 230 miles of public and private land, creating a 95-foot permanent clearcut and crossing 400 streams and rivers.
"The proposed pipeline would export American gas overseas. Exporting gas undermines American energy independence while raising gas prices for American businesses and consumers." - Rogue Riverkeeper
"It is fundamentally wrong that our American dream can be sacrificed through eminent domain so foreign companies can profit from our struggle. I do not understand [why]... a temporary paycheck for a laborer...is more valuable than our 40 years of hard work; trust me, we will do whatever it takes to protect our home." - Stacey McLaughlin, landowner Round Prairie, Oregon
"...knowing the permitting, landowner, environmental and safety issues that Jordan Cove has not yet overcome after 12 years...I would question anyone who would think that this is a viable project.." - Jody McCaffree, Citizens Against LNG
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