On May 28th, Sierra Club volunteers joined a rally against a proposed liquefied natural gas facility in Oregon. A crowd gathered outside the Convention Center in Portland where NW Natural was holding its yearly shareholder’s meeting. People carried signs that read “No Pipeline” and “Protect the Columbia River.” The crowd chanted “Protect Mt. Hood, No LNG.”
The Sierra Club opposes NW Natural’s plan to build two LNG terminals along the Oregon coast and over 500 miles of pipeline throughout the state. The proposed terminals would endanger key habitats at the base of the Columbia River and in Coos Bay; while the pipeline would threaten forests and rivers all cross the state. Click here for more in-depth information on the issues associated with Liquefied Natural Gas in Oregon.