Could A Community Bill Of Rights Keep Out A Gas Pipeline?

Originally posted on communityrightslanecounty.org :

Jes Burns | OPB | Feb. 3, 2015 7 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 4, 2015 11 a.m. | Ashland, Ore.

Southern Oregon communities along a proposed natural gas pipeline route are looking for creative ways to stop the project. Douglas and Coos County residents hope a Community Bill of Rights will give them a legal avenue to assert local control.

The pipeline for the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay would run through the property of Stacey McLaughlin. She doesn’t want it there. And speaking out before government officials has been less than satisfying.

“It feels like a waste of my time,” she said.

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