With his crisp beige Stetson and new white-patterned ranch shirt, Shawn Jones stood out as an atypical — yet relevant — voice in the debate surrounding a proposed gas pipeline through Southern Oregon.

Jones, representing C2 Cattle Company, testified Tuesday evening to the Oregon Department of State Lands that the proposed Jordan Cove pipeline would be installed beneath four miles of the company’s property in the Upper Rogue — including meadows, pastures and under drains.

“The soil is highly erodible,” Jones said, adding that the cattle business works with the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and tries to be “good stewards.”

“We oppose the pipeline,” Jones said.

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