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Happy Camp, Calif. November 14, 2016 – The Karuk Tribe opposes the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects.
“With our fisheries and water quality already compromised, we simply cannot afford the risks associated with running a natural gas pipeline beneath the Klamath River,” said Karuk Chairman Russell ‘Buster’ Attebery.
The proposed pipeline would carry fracked natural gas across or under 400 bodies of water in the Klamath, Rogue, Umpqua, Coquille and Coos watersheds. The 36-inch underground pipeline would travel from Malin, OR to a proposed terminal in Coos Bay and require a permanent 232-mile long and approximately 100-foot wide clear cut through these already impaired watersheds. The terminal, built in the tsunami zone, would export liquefied natural gas abroad.
Area Tribes and conservation groups see this issue as very similar to the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL) in North Dakota.
Many, in the Karuk Tribal community will join members of the Yurok Tribe, Klamath Tribes, Klamath Riverkeepers, and the Klamath Justice Coalition at the capitol building in Salem, OR on Monday, November 14 at 1 pm to demand that Oregon Department of State Lands put an end to the project.