Originally posted on http://ift.tt/13mgxE0 :
FIRST HAND REPORT FROM EUGENE TOWNHALL MEETING WITH SENATOR "SELL OUT" RON WYDEN HIMSELF:
Attendee: Would you believe my "ticket" number was the 1st one drawn at the Wyden Town Hall??
"Senator my question is about the natural gas export pipeline and LNG terminal planned for southern Oregon and Coos Bay by a Canadian Corporation Veresen. It's called the Jordan Cove Pacific Connector project.
While many negative impacts have been identified….to Salmon streams, fishing, tourism, oyster industry, 32 endangered species, 300 private landowners and 80 miles of public forest, concerns about exploding tanks and pipelines..
…….my question is about jobs… A recent study by the US dept. of Energy has demonstrated that each dollar invested in solar will create 17 times more jobs than further spending on natural gas.
So my question is; why do you support moving us backwards with fewer unclean jobs when combating global warming with clean energy jobs …………
…means more jobs and cleaner air, water and food for Oregonians?
Please explain yourself.
SENATOR SELLOUT WYDEN'S basic response was:
"Well, LNG is 50% cleaner than oil, & well it's not a done deal yet and I just thought the folks in Southern Oregon needed a chance to hear what was being offered."
The GREAT part was -the question brought BIG applause from a packed high school auditorium!!
Two more of 350EUG folks got called and asked questions about the JCPC Project. And, I left a note with his staffer saying I wanted Wyden to send me his "50%cleaner than oil" data..because I believe the Senator is repeating mis-information…as the NEW data says LNG =Bad as coal!!, which I will send him!"
BRAVO AND GREAT JOB EUG 350.org