PIPELINE UPDATE: ACTIVIST VICTORY!

On Jan. 24, the Pembina Pipeline Corporation withdrew its Removal-Fill permit application from the Department of State Lands for the Jordan Cove pipeline project. Earlier that week, the Department had rejected Pembinas fifth extension request to prolong a decision on the permit. Facing a final decision on Jan. 31 for the Removal-Fill permit, Pembina withdrew its application amid strong public opposition to the project. The pipeline company will now need to resubmit its application to move forward on the project. Pembina continues to pursue applications with various federal agencies and some questions remain as to whether these federal authorities can overrule state agency procedures.

What is certain is that the Jordan Cove pipeline project does not meet Oregon environmental standards, and any attempt by the Trump administration to overrule these state laws would end up in the courts. The ten-year recurring nightmare of the Jordan Cove pipeline project is not yet over. The broad-based activism of indigenous tribes, environmentalists, and landowners has had a clear impact on the capacity of this project to move forward. Direct actions like the Nov. 21 occupation of the Governor’s office are part of a resistance that will increase in scale and hostility should this erroneous project ever try to break ground.

All Charges Dropped Against “Salem 21” Pipeline Protestors

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FUCK THIS PIPELINE: Jordan Cove Must Die

On November 21 st a glorious bald eagle soared above the crowd of several hundred people amassed on the Oregon capital steps to protest the Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project….

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Reclaim UO Movement Update

…and direct-action strategies with the primary goal of overturning the current UO Board of Trustees structure under Oregon Senate Bill 270 and replacing it with a democratic campus community model….

Five Years of UO Privatization

Oregon’s Assisted Suicide law.” The University of Oregon was previously governed by the state along with all of the other universities under the Oregon University System (OUS). With guidance and…