Will a Pipeline Run Through It?
No Eminent Domain for Private Gain
Oregon landowners are fighting a Canadian pipeline company that is threatening to use eminent domain to take their land
The Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline is a proposed 36” high-pressure transmission line that would convey natural gas from Malin, Oregon, to Coos Bay, on Oregon’s southern coast. The pipeline is part of the Jordan Cove Energy Project, which also includes a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal slated for Coos Bay. Pembina, the Canadian company that owns the project, must secure easements from landowners all along the 229-mile pipeline route. Landowners who refuse to sell will face the use of eminent domain. Oregonians on and off the pipeline route have been fighting the project, some for 15 years.
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READ THEIR STORIES
Three generations live on the Gow ranch outside of Roseburg, Oregon. Bill became a spokesman for landowners after learning that Pembina wanted to cross part of his property with the pipeline.
Toni Woolsey has lived on her family's land in Trail, Oregon since 1948. Pembina wants to run the pipeline under the Rogue River and through her property. Toni has rallied many in her community about the potential impacts of the pipeline.
Mike lives on an 11-acre parcel in a house he built himself from mostly salvaged materials. Mike takes care of his mother, who lives on an adjacent parcel. Pembina wants to run the pipeline near his house and use his property as a staging area.
The Last Stand:
Landowners Speak Out
These Oregon landowners have deep connections to their rural properties. The last thing they want is a high-pressure natural gas pipeline scarring their land.
Click on the video to hear their stories.