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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Two corporate spokespeople paid to spout a highly slanted and often flat-out incorrect party line (one of them an OPB sponsor), against one defender of Oregon's environment-- this was hardly a fair or balanced presentation of a complex issue.
Kim Heiter made some demonstrably false statements. One only has to look at a map of Palomar East to see that it does not provide a new interstate route to bring domestic natural gas into Oregon--at most it provides about 100 miles of alternate route to the current pipeline along the Gorge. On the other hand, the Ruby pipeline from Wyoming to southern Oregon is now approved and preparation for construction has already begun. Ruby will provide the needed alternate route and diversity of supply, and is part of the bigger picture of what sank Bradwood, and will sink the other LNG projects as well.
It is important to understand the sources of LNG. Chuck Deister mentioned Australia, the only source that LNG proponents deceptively site, because all the others (which are in reality more likely) are far less palatable: Qatar, Algeria and Russia's Gazprom. Gazprom has publically stated its goal to control 10 percent of the U.S. natural gas market. It now has contracts to provide LNG to southern California, through an LNG terminal in Baja Mexico. What a crazy, dumb idea, when a key bipartisan goal is to reduce our dependence on foreign energy, much less foreign sources that are both unstable and not our allies.
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