Pipelines, timber sales and factory farms, oh my!
As we sail through the month of August, looking forward to the cooler fall rainy season, our voices are needed RIGHT NOW to register opposition to projects in our region that are climate-destructive. Can you take action today? Thank you!
Gas Transmission Northwest Pipeline
TC Pipeline, the company that brought the Keystone XL Pipeline, proposes to add 250 million cubic feet per day of fracked gas capacity to its GTN pipeline that spans British Columbia, Idaho, Washington State, Oregon, and California. We have only a couple of days until August 20th to tell the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject this project! FERC. Will you sign this petition to FERC to tell them that the GTN Xpress Project is contrary to the public interest?
USDA comment period for mature & Old growth - comments extended to August 30th
We need an immediate moratorium on logging mature and old growth forests on Federal lands until the inventory process is complete and permanent protections are in place. We have to make the case for protecting these forests, and demonstrate overwhelming support for meaningful, lasting protections. Can you send a comment today? Worth More Standing! Comment here.
Creswell Chicken Processing Plant
Foster Farms has applied to renew a 16 year-old permit (from 2006) for a "chicken processing plant" in our neighboring community of Creswell . Read Food and Water Watch’s alert here.
We have serious concerns about water and air quality that will affect the community and environment with the pollutants Foster Farms plans to discharge into the local waterways.
We have an opportunity to make our voices heard!
Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality is seeking community input regarding the proposed water quality permit. There are two ways to respond.
COMMENT in-person during the Zoom meeting: Monday, Aug. 29, at 4:00 pm.
More information and instructions for joining the Zoom meeting to give in-person comments can be found here. You can also call in to the meeting at: 888-475-4499.
MAIL or EMAIL: Comments also may be mailed to Trinh Hansen, DEQ water quality permit coordinator, at 4026 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302; faxed to 503-373-7944; or emailed to email@example.com.
Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Aug. 31st.
You can also sign the Food and Water Watch petition to DEQ by clicking here today.
When we organize, we win! Keep our watershed and airshed clean!
Save the Date
September 1st, 5:30-7:30pm, Hop Valley Brewing
Climate Trivia Night
We are co-hosting a climate trivia night in Eugene with a other organizations and we would love to see you there! Join us for a fun evening of trivia blended with community action and solidarity. We will have prizes for the winners and plenty of freebies and educational materials.
Deep Roots: Trainings for Forest & Climate Action
Join us September 16-18 for Deep Roots: Trainings for Forest & Climate Action! The Flat Country timber sale, eight miles east of McKenzie Bridge, is an archaic old-growth logging project planned in the Willamette National Forest in the headwaters of the iconic McKenzie River, the drinking water source for Eugene. Deep Roots is designed to build capacity for the creation of effective affinity groups to support stopping a timber sale like this one. In connection with the camp, there are also plans for a flotilla of kayaks! If you are interested, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Global Climate Strategy: On Thursday & Friday, September 1st & 2nd, 350.org is hosting three organizer training sessions (each one will be run twice in different time zones), that cover the state of our climate movement, how we sustain our activism in the long run and stay resilient, and organizing after climate impacts.You can register and join activists from around there world here. Brianna Fruean, Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Rebecca Solnit, Yeb Sano, Bill McKibben, and leaders from communities directly impacted by the climate crisis will join the discussions and help us weave big themes out in the movement landscape with practical stories of how people are adjusting to the changing landscape.