Thumbs Up Updates!
Judge Rules Against the Air Force
Broads celebrate a victory as the sole plaintiff in a two-year lawsuit against the Air Force over plans for a new Urban Warfare Training Program over Boise, Idaho and nearby wild lands. The Air Force tried to circumvent the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), however the court ruled in our favor and ordered the Air Force to prepare a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project. The Air Force filed an appeal, however in January to our surprise they voluntarily dismissed it.
Jordan Cove Back to Square One
For years Oregon Broadbands and others have fought the Jordan Cove Energy Project (JCEP) and its efforts to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay and a 230-mile fracked gas pipeline from Coos Bay across southern Oregon. This “zombie project” kept coming back even after Oregon denied the water quality permit due to hazards to wetlands, salmon, and whales. In mid-January, FERC voted unanimously to uphold Oregon’s authority and therefore its decision. Now, if there is another attempt to revive the project, the application process has to start over!
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