This just in from the Klamath RiverKeeper:

“A public comment period for a proposed export pipeline that would connect Rocky Mountain tracked gas with new markets in Asia would cross the Klamath River near Klamath Falls, Oregon, has just closed.

“The Jordan Cove Terminal Pacific Connector Pipeline would bury 232 miles of new pipe across Southern Oregon, make more than 400 stream crossings and could have tragic impacts on salmon in the Rogue and Umpqua rivers. The massive construction project would clear a 100-foot wide path along the entire pipeline route, removing important stream side forests including old growth and area previously protected for endangered species.

“Klamath Riverkeeper stands opposed to any new pipelines that could accelerate water-destroying tracking operations and global climate change. With the new connector pipeline in place, gas companies would have incentive to develop even more fracking operations, and wreak havoc on previous aquifer across the West.”

Here in our own bioregon we are working to prevent geothermal fracking in the Medicine Lake Highlands and Aquifer and also on Mount Shasta. We are also working on climate adaptation in our region.

One thing that local citizens can do is to reduce your own energy consumption: learn more by joining with Watt Watchers – the next monthly meeting is 10 am, Saturday, March 28 at the Mt. Shasta Library, 515 E Alma St. in Mt. Shasta. For further information about this group, call Jeff Weiss at 530-459-5109.