Tonight we'll be talking about LNG and how to stop these proposals. Out of State speculators and NW Natural gas are scheming to push the "new foreign fossil fuel" - LNG - through Oregon. The major target market is clearly California. This high-priced, greenhouse gas-emitting fuel will do huge damage to our environment and our pocketbooks.
We will speak of a growing effort to avoid LNG through expansion of conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy efforts.
Bill Bradbury will talk about the reasons why LNG conflicts with our goals for energy independence and reducing GHG emissions.
Olivia Schmidt & Dan Serres - LNG organizers for the Coalition fighting LNG - will give an overview of the projects and their impacts.
Sam Sweeney, a Carlton farmer, will talk about the impacts of the proposed pipelines on family farms.
Amy Harwood of BARK will address the impacts of the proposed Palomar project on the Mt. Hood Nat'l Forest
Brenna Bell of Willamette Riverkeeper will speak about the impacts of the pipelines to rivers and the Willamette River watershed
Paul Sansone, a Gales Creek nurseryman and former energy industry consultant will discuss the conflict between LNG and renewable energy
John Kroger, former Enron prosecutor, will address the potential to stop the LNG projects
Brent Foster, Director of Columbia Riverkeeper, will wrap up and address upcoming efforts in the Portland area to shine light on the issue.
We hope to see you all there. This will be incredibly informative!