Coos Commons Protection Council

Coos County

A group of local citizens have written an ordinance that will make it "...unlawful for any corporation or governmental entity to engage in fossil fuel transportation through or into Coos County except the transportation of fossil fuels intended for residential, commercial, or industrial use for on-site power, heat consumption and vehicle refueling."

Coos Commons Protection Council has qualified for the May 2017 ballot in Coos County! Stay tuned for Campaign links!

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cooscounty_OROCRight to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance

***UPDATE: Unfortunately this initiative was voted down by the voters of Coos County.  The corporate money came out in force to defeat this measure. We hope to see great things out of Coos County in the future!

What the Ordinance will do.
The ordinance will secure the right of the people of Coos County to be the decision makers about its energy future. The ordinance will protect the rights of people and ecosystems in Coos County from non-sustainable energy projects, including current corporate and government attempts to push through the pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. It would not only prohibit the siting of such projects but also the use of eminent domain – the taking of private property – on behalf of foreign and domestic oil and gas corporations.

What the Ordinance will NOT do.
The Ordinance will not affect the transportation of fossil fuels intended for residential, commercial, or industrial use for on-site power, heat consumption and vehicle refueling.