Stop the LNG Terminal in Coos Bay

Active | January 01 2018

Ocean Protection

Surfrider Foundation Coos Bay Chapter is working to prevent the development and construction of a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export facility in Coos Bay, Oregon. The Jordan Cove LNG pipeline and export facility threatens over 400 waterways, eliminates critical estuarine habitat and permanently alters recreational features essential to the local population and tourism industry.

The saga of the Jordan Cove liquified natural gas (LNG) facility started over a decade ago, well before Surfrider Foundation Coos Bay Chapter was even established. The energy export facility, proposed for the north side of the Port of Coos Bay has been heavily opposed by local citizens, environmental groups, fishermen and many landowners whose property would be subject to the Pacific Connector Pipeline that would deliver gas to the facility. Surfrider’s Coos Bay Chapter joined opposition in 2017, no longer able to sit on the sidelines of the largest development threat to their beloved bay. With a strong heritage of bay and ocean recreation, Jordan Cove threatens both the community and Surfrider Foundation Coos Bay Chapter's way of life and vision for a thriving and prosperous Coos Bay community.

Surfrider Foundation’s environmental policy on LNG facilities, finds that due to their impacts on coastal and ocean ecosystems, air quality, including increased greenhouse gases and coastal access, LNG facilities in the coastal zone are not consistent with our mission for protection, conservation of and access to coastal resources. Furthermore, the Coos Bay Chapter has found that siting of such a facility is inconsistent with their vision and mission as a chapter to both protect Coos Bay natural resources and recreational opportunities as well as support the overall community's growth and sustainabilty. 

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Ocean Protection

The Surfrider Foundation works to protect our ocean and address the dangers to it, today and in the future. Our Ocean Protection Initiative includes grassroots campaigns to establish and support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), oppose new offshore oil drilling and seismic testing, participate in regional ocean planning, and ensure renewable ocean energy does not damage our ocean.

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