CITIZENS AGAINST LNG (C.A.L)


We are the concerned citizens of the South Coast of Oregon who are against the proposed LNG (liquefied natural gas) Import Terminal in this area and the 223 mile, 36 inch interstate Pacific Connector gas pipeline to the California border.

We are here to provide information on LNG and why we feel the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminal should not be built in this area due to the dangers and economic impacts of having it so close to a populated area.


See Also Our Other Site:


Latest News Updates Links ~

Energy Information Administration / Annual Energy Outlook 2009
http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/index.html


LNG section of the report, pages 77-78, can be viewed online at:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/pdf/trend_4.pdf:


For an Article Overview of EIA Report:

US Govt Predicts LNG Import Market Will Diminish To Almost Zero Over
Next 2 Decades.



Woodside Scraps Planned California LNG Import Project (Update2)  

Last Updated: January 15, 2009 19:47 EST
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aCCBuMAoom.U&refer=australia



New Oregon A.G. dead set against LNG ports

Story Published: Jan 14, 2009 at 8:43 AM PST
 http://www.kcby.com/news/37568909.html
Visit our photos page for pictures from this event.


Kulongoski willing to take LNG permit fight to federal court

http://www.kcby.com/news/business/37668534.html
Story Published: Jan 15, 2009 at 2:12 PM PST


The Register Guard

Which way for LNG? Would terminals bring gas in, or send it out?

Published: Nov 16, 2008 07:28AM

http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/opinion/2647449-47/story.csp


The World - Nov 4th 2008

Liquefied Natural Gas: Opposing Views: 

 Job breaker - not job maker

http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2008/11/04/opinion/editorial/doc49108cd970656450592390.txt ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Our economy needs the boost

http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2008/11/04/opinion/editorial/doc49108cfb38fc2740658607.txt



 

 

View FERC Filings on the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Pipeline Project in the FERC E-Library:For online Instructions and links to recent comments

click here.

Final EIS due to come out May 1,2009

 Statement of Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff 
on Bradwood Landing LNG Project

Oregon Dept of Energy Report Released May 7, 2008 - http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/LNG/LNG-Final_Report-May07_08.pdf?ga=t 

 A 36 inch Williams pipeline explodes in Appomattox County, VA
on Sunday, Sept. 15th, 2008

Here are 3 separate articles related to the explosion:

 

 

 

 

 




More Support from the Oregon Governor:
http://citizensagainstlng.googlepages.com/governorsletter.pdf

Secretary of the State of Oregon -
Bill Bradbury adds support to our cause against LNG




2008 Key LNG Events

Feb 6th 2008: 300 Rally at Capitol Steps where both the

Southern Oregon and the Columbia River LNG terminal and

pipeline fights come together to oppose LNG terminals and

pipelines in Oregon.

Feb 8th 2008: U.S. Senator Gordon Smith sends a letter to

the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking

that they work more closely with State and Local Officials

and that they provide more meetings in Oregon to receive

public comment regarding the siting of proposed natural gas

pipelines in the state.

Feb 14th 2008: Gov. Ted Kulongoski sends a letter to FERC

that insisted federal regulators halt all reviews of proposals

to build liquefied-natural-gas terminals in Oregon until they

study the issue of need and all alternatives for supplying natural

gas to the region.

March 7th 2008: Congressmen Peter DeFazio, David Wu,

Earl Blumenauer and Congresswoman Darlene Hooley

send a letter to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory

Commission about the "inadequacy" of their process for

determining whether an LNG facility is built and where.

April 7, 2008: U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Hillary Clinton,

Joe Lieberman, Christopher Dodd and Barack Obama introduce

legislation to repeal a section of the Energy Policy Act

of 2005 that pre-empted state authority for licensing LNG

terminals and gave it to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

May 7th 2008: The Oregon Department of Energy releases a

report stating that imported LNG is not needed and conflicts

with the state’s greenhouse gas reduction law.

May 15th 2008: Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) hears

SOPIP’s oral arguments against Coos County LNG Permit.

May 20th, 2008: Coos County voters turn out of office pro-

Jordan Cove LNG County Commissioner John Griffith.

July 1st, 2008: Coast Guard letter calls Coos Bay "unsuitable

for LNG."

July 15th 2008: Land Use Board of Appeals rejects Jordan

Cove LNG Facility Conditional Use Permit, telling Coos

County less deference to the applicant and more public input

are required.

July 16, 2008: Jackson County Commissioners pass a resolution

asking the federal government to halt the Jordan Cove

LNG terminal and California pipeline until need is proven.


Letter from Gordan Smith-United States Senate:
http://citizensagainstlng.googlepages.com/max0002.pdf
Smart, Green buildings
What to do about buildings, Carbon-Neutral Homes and Elegant Towers
http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?ID=2278 

Feb 6th Salem Rally 3 Part Documentary can be linked from here:


http://mgx.com/blogs/2008/03/10/no-lng-video-produced/


Feb 6th Rally References:


Decentralized Power - What are we waiting for?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klooRS-Jjyo&NR=1


Local Power: A Revolution in Power


http://www.localpower.com

Citizens Against LNG would like to thank everyone who was able to show up for the


February 6th, 2008 Rally in Salem.


KCBY.com has a video of our gathering for the ride up


and KVAL.com had a reporter there and posted this story

View photos from the rally at Flickr.com



**What Can We Do? Section Below Update** 

New and/or updated websites of interest as of Feb. 2008


FERC online instruction sheet updated 9-17-07:see link below on this page


Eminent Domain Abuse Survival Guide:

"Resolution of the City Council of the City of Canyonville Expressing 


Concerns Pertaining to the Proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural 


Gas Terminal at Coos Bay and the Pacific Connector Pipeline"   http://www.newsreview.info/assets/pdf/NR11763118.PDF



The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report:


Maritime Security:


"Public Safety Consequences of a Terrorist Attack on a Tanker Carrying


Liquefied Natural Gas Need Clarification".


http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-07-316

For Highlights Only -


http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d07316high.pdf

CAL was recently invited to participate in what was called "The REAL LNG Debate"
You may download/listen to here

Has the Port Commission of Coos Bay Handled Shipbreaking, Their Land Deal for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, and Other Issues with
Due Diligence?




What is LNG?

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been supercooled down to

-259 degrees Fahrenheit.  At that temperature natural gas condenses into a liquid. 

In liquid form, natural gas takes up to 600 times less space than its gaseous state

making it feasible for transportation and storage. 

 


Where Does LNG come from? 

LNG is exported from places such as:

Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Australia, Brunei, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia,

Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad, Tobago, and U.S.(Alaska). 

There does not appear to be a single LNG vessel operating today that is

U.S. owned and operated.  None fly the U.S. flag.

                           - www.coltoncompany.com -


If a LNG Import facility is sited here then about 6 or 7 times a month a LNG

vessel will enter our harbor carrying its highly visible and highly volatile cargo. 

Our Bay Area will lose the use of its Harbor and our Airport could be

affected each time a LNG vessel visits, due to Stringent Security Requirements.

 

Can our Local Economy Afford this?


Just How Dangerous is LNG?

LNG can become highly unstable and exhibit intense pressure if it is not kept at

-259 degrees Fahrenheit.  LNG can rapidly vaporize, expand and ignite to burn

people and property thousands of yards from the core of the fire.   No precaution

or risk assessment can guarantee safety in case of accident, earthquake, or terrorism.

"An ignited LNG vapor cloud or large LNG pool fire can cause extensive damage to life and property"

California Energy Commission, July 2003

"A (LNG) Pool fire is intense, burning far more hotly and rapidly than oil or gasoline fires.  It cannot be extinguished.........its thermal radiation may injure people and damage property a considerable distance from the fire itself."

CRS Report for Congress, Jan 28, 2004

"If about 3 million gallons of LNG spills onto the water from an LNG tanker ship, flammable vapors from the spill could travel up to 3 miles."

Professor Jerry Havens, August 16, 2005

Portland, OR - Billy Frank Conference Center

(JERRY HAVENS is a chemical engineer and director of the Chemical Hazards Research Center at the University of Arkansas. He helped write federal standards for estimating the size and intensity of fires involving LNG)


LNG Tanker ships will enter our harbor carrying around 37 million gallons of LNG.  

....Roughly 3 billion cubic feet of gas....

The Oregonian  - May 15, 2005



Why Does This Concern the Local Bay Area?

On November 22, 2004, a newly formed Colorado based company, Energy Products Development LLC, doing business in Oregon as the "Jordan Cove Energy Project", submitted a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Oregon Department of Energy to build a LNG facility on the North Spit across from the North Bend Airport.  Current plans include Jordan Cove Energy acquiring property from the Port, who is purchasing land from Weyerhaeuser for this project.

In July 2005, Fort Chicago Energy Partners LP, of Canada, acquired a majority stake in the Jordan Cove Energy Project. - www.fortchicago.com

The Jordan Cove Energy Project includes two storage tanks, each with the capacity to hold up to 160,000 cubic meters or

42 million gallons each of LNG. 

This LNG facility will be across from our local airport and would not likely survive a 9/11 type attack or accident.

A large LNG spill, vapor cloud, & fire caused by accident, earthquake, or terrorist attack would have devastating impacts on our Bay Area.


                                             North Bend / Coos Bay / Charleston, Oregon  (Note Mileage Markers)

 

 

 

 

"For a nominal intentional (LNG) spill the hazard range could extend to 2500 m (1.553 miles).  The actual hazard distances will depend on breach and spill size, site specific conditions, and environmental conditions."  Sandia National Laboratories Report for the U.S. Government - December 2004

"We have a one to three mile range here that are credible hazard distances based on a tanker spill of one half of one tank or 3 to 4 million gallons of LNG.   There are no real disagreements about this.  If more is spilled it could be worse, obviously."



 Portland OR - August 16, 2005 - Professor Jerry Havens - LNG Expert/Chemical Engineer/Director- Chemical Hazard Research Center at Univ of Arkansas


Where to get more info?

Bay Area Residents deserve to know the risk associated with LNG and why many communities have refused onshore LNG importation terminals across the U.S.

This Local Bay Area is Our Home


  • What We Can Do :
    1. Sign our Petition and Voice Concerns to Public Officials
    2. Donate to the Legal Fund (see attached fundraising letter)
    3. Get Educated About and Promote Clean Renewable Energy Solutions:
     
    Clean Renewable Energy Solutions: 
    The following two reports offer real solutions to energy production.   
    1) San Diego Smart Energy 2020  - The 21st Century Alternative Prepared by E-Tech International -
     
    2) A New Energy Direction - Bold Local Solutions to a Global Problem by the Community Environmental Council - 
     
    The following two sites also offer real solutions to energy production and jobs
     
    1) Local Power: A Revolution in Power
     
    2)  Apollo Alliance: Three million new jobs, freedom from foreign oil:

LNG INFORMATIONAL WEB SITES

Other Local Web Sites that Address the Jordan Cove Energy Project LNG Terminal and Pipeline:



        Has the Port Commission of Coos Bay Handled Shipbreaking, 
       Their Land Deal for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, 
       and Other Issues with Due Diligence?

"Resolution of the City Council of the City of Canyonville Expressing 

Concerns Pertaining to the Proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural 

Gas Terminal at Coos Bay and the Pacific Connector Pipeline"   http://www.newsreview.info/assets/pdf/NR11763118.PDF


Download and Print the Petition

(requires Adobe Acrobat to view/print) 


LNG Public Contact List

LNG Public Contact - Medford / Southern Region  


FERC On-line instruction sheet


"The Case Against LNG" videos

by Loretta Lynch who served as chair on the California 

Public Utilities Commission (2000 - 2005)

Presentation - June 20, 2006 at Cafe on A in Oxnard, California  


 


 


 



Below is a link to the growing “You Tube” library of videos regarding LNG:


Excellent video presentation given by Dan Serres : 



Professor Jerry Havens August 2005 Portland, OR presentation available here:

Other Local Web Sites that Address LNG and Jordan Cove Energy



 

Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities: 


http://www.nolng.org/index.html

LNG Danger to Our Communities - Office of Tim Riley Law

http://timrileylaw.com/LNG.htm -

Purchase DVD - "The Risk and Dangers of LNG" at this site.

www.LngDanger.com 

LNG: More Harm Than Help: - Fremont North Neighborhood Council:


http://fnnc.org/lng.html

LNG Watch / Ratepayers for Affordable, Clean Energy:


 http://lngwatch.com/race/truth.htm


Government Web Sites - LNG



Oregon Department of Energy:
LNG-ODOELetter-Report-05-07-08.pdf


http://egov.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/announce.shtml 

Jordan Cove Energy - Notice of Intent (NOI):


http://egov.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/JCEnoi.pdf

ODOE - Jordan Cove Energy - Project Order:


http://egov.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/JCE_PO.pdf


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

LNG - Project Review Process  

http://www.ferc.gov/industries/lng/gen-info/rev-proc.asp


Existing and Proposed North American LNG Terminals

http://www.ferc.gov/industries/lng/indus-act/terminals/exist-prop-lng.pdf



Government & Scientific Studies, Reports, & Regulations on LNG

Conclusions of LNG studies - baltimoresun.com 


LNG Facilities in Urban Areas
A Security Risk Management Analysis for Attorney General Patrick Lynch - Rhode Island 
by Principal Investigator - Richard A Clarke  /  May 2005
 
LNG Security Procedure Review of Boston Harbor and Everett Distrigas LNG Facility:
 
The Whole Bay Study of Passamaquoddy Bay – A comprehensive study of the effects from proposed LNG terminals on the economy, environment, culture, recreation, and tourism -
Click on The Whole Bay Study - Part 1
 
Study: Impacts of LNG costly, benefit limited” / by Edward French -June 23, 2006
A Summary of the Passamaquoddy Study which can be found at: 
 
A Study for Prevention of Unconfined Vapor Cloud Explosion from Spilled LNG Confined in Dike” Won K.Kim, PE, Professor at Fire Protection Engineering Lab of Seoul National University, Korea / Hans- Christen Salvesen, Dr. Scient., GexCon, Norway. http://www.gexcon.com/download/Paper2002_CCPS.pdf
 
Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security – Armory B Lovins &, L. Hunter Lovins – 1982 (Based on report authors did for the civil-defense arm of the Pentagon) - Read Part 2 - Disasters Waiting to Happen
 
Federal Code of Regulations 165.110 : Safety and Security Zone; Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier Transits and Anchorage Operations, Boston, Massachusetts.

Department of Energy Power Point Presentations from the meetings in Boston & Astoria - March 10th & 28th, 2006:

http://fossil.energy.gov/programs/oilgas/storage/lng/LNG_Forum_Abstracts.html 

Council on Foreign Relations / LNG Report - February 27,2006

http://www.cfr.org/publication/9810/  


           
Sandia Laboratories Report - January 2006 - Review of the Independent 
Risk Assessment of the Cabrillo Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port Project


 

The Sandia National Laboratories Report for the US Government: Guidance on Risk Analysis and Safety Implications of a Large LNG Spill Over Water.

http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/oilgas/storage/lng/sandia_lng_1204.pdf  

CRS Report for Congress - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Infrastructure Security: Issues for Congress - March 16, 2005 - http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/05mar/RL32073.pdf 

One page update to the CRS Report for Congress - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Infrastructure Security: Issues for Congress -  June 3, 2005.  http://ncseonline.org/NLE/CRS/abstract.cfm?NLEid=248 


CRS Report for Congress - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminals: Siting, Safety and Regulation April 20, 2005:


May 27, 2004  

http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/04May/RL32205.pdf

January 28, 2004

http://www.opencrs.com/rpts/RL32205_20040128.pdf

To Open Other Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:

http://www.opencrs.com/

"Scientific Research and Additional Information" / Very Informative Studies & Press Articles:

1) Study: Congressional Research Service Report


Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminals- Siting, Safety and Regulation  Jan 04

2) Study: Public Safety Issues at the Proposed Fall River LNG Terminal  Professor James Fay  Jan 04

http://www.wildcalifornia.org/pages/page-108

Coast Guard link to their Journal Proceedings.  Page 25 -28 is written by the authors of the Sandia Report and Page 29 - 31 is written by Professor Jerry Havens........Both of these articles are pretty good.

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/nmc/pubs/proceed/newpromagpage2005/fall2005lng/1.htm

Code of Federal Regulations  33-127 - Waterfront facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas and Liquefied Hazardous Gas

http://www.washingtonwatchdog.org/documents/cfr/title33/part127.html#127.007 



Misc Web Sites-Related Organizations to LNG

Transmission Pipelines and Land Use – A Risk- Informed Approach – Transportation Research Board of the National Academes: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr281.pdf

Pipeline Safety Trust website:

http://www.pstrust.org/


Pipeline Safety Trust LNG website

http://www.pstrust.org/lng/index.htm


Misc Articles & Media on LNG

Offshore LNG blast could be enormous

Associated Press 4/19/06


Safety Concerns

http://www.wildcalifornia.org/pages/page-100


Cryogenic Liquids - Learn the Facts!

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/cryogenic/cryogen1.html


The Daily Astorian  - April 3, 2006

"Amid protest, LNG forum focuses on safety and need"

http://www.dailyastorian.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=32215&SectionID=78&SubSectionID=&S=1


ANTI-BROADWATER COALITION:OPPOSITION TO LNG FACILITY IN THE LONG ISLAND SOUND  http://www.savethesound.org/LNG/LNG%20Position%20Statement.htm


OPB NOW Program - Sunshine Gang - for Audio / Video of program which aired on March 17th 2006 - 9:00 p.m.  http://www.pbs.org/now/thisweek/archive.html                                                         


TAKING THE WIND OUT OF LNG'S SAILS  -  January 20, 2006

http://www.pennenvironment.org/PE.asp?id2=21566 


NLNG pipeline explosion: 11 feared missing

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2005

Link


Bill said to undercut local LNG control - April 2, 2005

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/04/02/bill_said_to_undercut_local_lng_control/ 

 
Controversy in the pipeline: A proposed terminal in Coos Bay could bring jobs - and worries by Winston Ross, The Register Guard - February 27, 2005

http://www.onwardoregon.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ffIOIRMEG&b=440777&ct=577065


Spills and Fires from LNG Tankers in Fall River (MA)

By Professor James A. Fay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
August 26, 2003

http://www.greenfutures.org/projects/LNG/Fay.html



Citizens Against LNG Site Links
Gene L's Opinion Page

North Bend/Roseburg FERC Rally 2007 

Medford Rally Jan. 2007

The Governor visits North Bend 10/28/2006

LNG Parody Songs #1, #2 and #3

Photos from Coos Bay Fun Festival Parade

Photos from Coos Bay Fun Festival Parade - Page 2

Photos from Coos Bay Fun Festival Booth

Photos from Charleston Seafood Festival booth

Photos from C.A.L's meeting with the Governor of Oregon 08/22/2006

Photos from the protest rally at the Mill Casino

Click to see incredible video of 36 inch 
gas pipeline explosion and fire.  

Pictures of the FINAL Deliberation in Coquille

FERC Tours proposed site Dec. 2007

LNG Hazard "Parody" Sign

 


For Additional Information write to : 

Citizens Against LNG  (CAL)

PO Box 1113

North Bend, OR  97459

 


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