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Oregon Pipeline has proposed the construction of a 36” diameter, 1500 psi natural gas pipeline, which would be routed approximately 500-700 feet behind my home. I am adamantly against the routing and construction of the pipeline. I also oppose the construction of the LNG terminals that Oregon LNG and Northern Star Natural Gas are seeking to build on the Columbia River in Warrenton, OR. and Bradwood Landing respectfully.
Installing the line so close to my home is unsafe and unacceptable. I want to do what I can to prevent the projects from being built. My late wife and I moved to this property 27 years ago and I built our house myself. Our intention was to live a peaceful existence and embrace the forest and rural lifestyle that surrounds the property. Unfortunately I lost my wife of 34 years to cancer, but my intentions are to continue to reside here indefinitely.
There is no doubt in my mind that the pipeline would greatly de-value my property and threaten public safety and security. There are potential hazards associated with the proposed LNG facilities and pipelines, namely: the danger associated with the movement of LNG vessels through the Columbia River bar and the narrow channels upstream, potential pollution, and wildlife habitat impacts, fire hazard do to earthquakes or mechanical failure and the possibility of terrorist attacks.
In the latest election, I and the majority of the citizens of Clatsop County voted in favor of the referendum to keep our parks and open spaces free of these pipelines. I urge our government officials at the city, county, state, and federal level, to stop the permitting process of the Oregon LNG facility in Warrenton, OR, disapprove the construction of the pipeline proposed by Oregon Pipeline, originating at the Warrenton LNG facility, and disapprove the Northern Star Natural Gas application to construct an LNG terminal at Bradwood Landing, OR., in the event that Northern Star or another company that acquires their application continues to pursue the project. I also hope they will disapprove the construction of the Palomar pipeline proposed by Northwest Natural Gas Co. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
posted 3 years ago
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