Bike the Pipe
Join friends from across Oregon this Saturday, April 11th on a leisurely 20 mile bike ride through the beautiful, ag-based towns of Forest Grove and Gales Creek. The day-long trip will be focused on education about the proposed pipelines for Liquefied Natural Gas, which threaten to cut through those neighborhoods and businesses. We will meet with farmers, homeowners and other community members to listen to their stories and see the land threatened by the fossil fuel project. This ride comes at a critical time in the legislative session, when drawing attention to the impacts of LNG is necessary to garner support for the anti-LNG bill and show that this is an issue Oregonians care about!
9AM: Meet at Maggie's Buns (2007 21st Ave.) near Pacific University in Forest Grove. Discuss LNG proposals and political scene.
10AM: Depart. Ride. Stop & chat. Ride. We will ride down Pacific Ave, turning left on "B" street, then turn onto Stringstown Rd. We will ride the loop, then turn left onto Hwy 8. We will then ride down Hwy 8, stopping to speak with a few farmers and home-owners that would be impacted by the pipeline.
2PM: Potluck with surrounding community at Gales Creek Elementary.
3:30PM: Depart towards Pacific U, riding back up Hwy 8.
4PM: Return to Maggie's Buns.
**Portland meet-up: 7:15AM Park Max, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Corvallis & Eugene, please contact Monica@globalexchange.org (541) 521-1832
Things to Bring:
- Yourself & Friends
- Functional Bike
- Water Bottle(s) > 1L
- Food (for a picnic/Potluck)
- Clothing for varied weather (including rain!)
The LNG Public Protect Act (HB 2015) is in committee, and will soon go to vote. This bill would strengthen the state's authority in the permitting of these facilities, necessitating that proposals are fulfilling a need for the fuel before destroying natural resources. In addition it requires that terminals would be in line with Oregon's climate change goals, and that pipelines could not be build near sensitive areas, such as day-care centers and hospitals.
Please contact your representative and tell them Yes on HB 2015. Or, send an automatic letter here: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5632/t/5040/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=321
To learn more about the bill and the trip, please visit: www.LNGisDirty.org