In the planning process right now is the Jordan Cove Pipeline Project, a liquefied gas pipeline, going through Coos Bay, Oregon, located along scenic Southern Oregon Coast. This pipeline to be constructed on sand dunes in an earthquake and tsunami zone.
So many things really stink about this plan (like the super sneaky finagling on local pipeline organizers’ part), but there is also the fact that a breach in this pipeline, with a kind of highly pressurized gas, can result in a massive explosion, like an atomic bomb, instantly leveling everything near it and for miles. The port will be also be across from an airport, and have thousands of homes within the potential impact zone.
The S Oregon coast has a real chance of economic recovery thanks to the growing retirement Mecca and sustainable tourism efforts going on- which are of course hampered by prospect of a dangerous pipeline. Those combined retirement and tourism industries can provide much more development, creating new businesses and many more jobs than this stinking pipeline ever will- and with profits enjoyed by the people living and working here, not to a Canadian company with bulk of main export out of Oregon going to China.
New users can’t post links (boo hiss), so, please search for info about the Jordan Cove Pipeline Project in Coos Bay, and this article by Tim Palmer and former Oregon Sec of State, Bill Bradbury, “The New Keystone XL Pipeline: Jordan Cove”.