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Some say LNG is good for Oregon because it brings jobs. Fact is it will bring some temporary construction jobs for about a year and then require a small number of people to run afterwords. Most of those jobs will be filled from out of state. This will not offset the lost jobs from destoyed farmland (vinyards, nursuries, farms). Not to mention lost income to land owners (think about trying to sell your home when its inside the pipeline blast zone).
The imported gas will go to California because Oregon, currently, does not have the demand. So why build the terminal in Oregon and not California? Oh right, because California blocked the terminal construction on their shore line because of the associated polution and danger to residents. LNG is looking for a home and hopes to dup Oregon into allowing it.
I don't see any upside for Oregon other than tax dollars, which is good, but at the price of 44,000 linear miles of destruction? Lost value to existing businesses and homes? No thanks.
Many thanks to Senators Wyden and Merkley for working to give back state rights to protect their land from from this abuse.
Those in favor of LNG need to learn more about the impact to businesses, forests, streams, farmland and homes. If it was all good, then it would have been built in California years ago.
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