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As a realtor in Douglas County having clients whose property will be taken by eminent domain (they are opposed to this project) & in researching the US LNG terminals operating as import terminals, most have reversed licensing to become export terminals as the cost to import LNG is expensive & not cost-effective. Foreign LNG comes from Yemen & countries known to harbor terrorists while our abundant US Natural Gas supply & reserves demonstrate their is no need for foreign LNG.
The Jordan Cove & Pacific Pipeline Connector Project commences in Coos Bay Oregon (home of the New Carissa recent shipwreck clean-up) and the proposed LNG terminal doesn't meet FAA standards of maintaining runway clearance of greater than a mile. Besides the 236 mile pipeline crossing 5 So. Oregon counties' watershed resource areas, we as taxpayers spend tremendous amounts of money to protect fish habitat, it will connect to the Ruby Pipeline from the east/Colo & Wy area. This pipeline will be all set up to connect in Malin, pump US Nat. Gas to Coos Bay & be a profit-making export terminal at the expense of property owners losing their land to eminent domain. The Jordan Cove project managers deny this intention but just research the current US import terminals switching over to export terminals, the market dictates good business practice.
Take a look at the Long Beach, CA denial of the LNG import terminal. Here is a harbor that was "perfect" for accepting natural gas for the following reasons; 1. abundant emergency response teams 2. air & ground military security 3. expansive Army Corp of Engineers maintained harbor for accepting all types of imported materials 4. area to build LNG terminals (defunct Naval shipyard & refineries) 5. No environmental impact to forests, watersheds, fish habitat. It appears that we & our environment in Southern Oregon are expendable based on the Long Beach California denial criteria.
Oregon should have the power to control the development of import LNG terminals, we the people of Oregon will be responsible for the damage control, loss of our pristine environment and value lost in citizen's private property.
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