Originally posted on http://ift.tt/13mgxE0 :
CALL TO ACTION OREGON! GET ON IT NOW
Contact the Department of Energy Office of the Director Michael Kaplan 503-373-7563
THEN CALL HERE:
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4047 Envelope
Fax: (503) 378-6827
Web site: http://ift.tt/1B1s9W6
Citizen Main Line (503) 378-4582
WE'LL HELP BY PUTTING SOME WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH FOR THE CONVERSATION:
The Eugene Register Guard editorial by a member of the Department of Energy’s Facilities Siting Council offers no confidence in the integrity of the siting process for the Port of Coos Bay regarding Jordan Cove and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and the Oregon Department of Energy’s process. Council member, John Mohlis stands to significantly benefit from the construction of this project as the Executive Secretary of the Oregon Building Trades Council in Portland. He has a conflict of interest and to use his position as a member of the Oregon Facilities Siting Council to advocate for this project is disgusting.
Veresen, Inc., and Williams have openly financed numerous advocacy efforts on behalf of Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector. They have transported union members and supporters advocating for construction jobs to have a strong presence at all legislative and regulatory hearings and processes related to this project. These efforts have likely been choreographed by Mr. Mathis in his position as Secretary to the Oregon Building Trades Council – the fact is and it is very clear, a member of the Council with access and potential influence on other Siting Council members has now made this process suspect at the highest levels of State decision-making.
Please advise as to what steps are now being taken to investigate this travesty. This process now reeks of collusion and corruption even more than it did before.
HERE IS THE EDITORIAL WE'RE TALKING ABOUT:
Oregonians should embrace Coos gas pipeline | Opinion | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon
After 12 years of analysis and review, it appears that the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal and the associated Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline will be able to comply with federal and state environmental standards. This means construction could begin as soon as late this year…