Well, the revolution feels like it's starting about now. My 85-year-old neighbor finally got riled up enough that she's actually attending the Clatsop County Commissioner's meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9--the first time she's ever been to a municipal meeting in her life.
At this meeting,the shell company Oregon LNG, owned by Leukadia Holding company(look this one up, very slick, very old holding company, specializes in burnt-out industrial sites in the US midwest and east), will argue that they have the legal right to push 41 miles of 36-inch pipeline through the wetlands, under the rivers, through the forests, and into the farms and vineyards of Oregon. Oregon LNG could be at a real disadvantage tomorrow, since three new commissioners, who ran against the LNG schemes here and won by huge margins, are all seated now. Oregon LNG is going to try to get the powers-that-be to declare the new commissioners too "biased" against the LNG schemes to be allowed to make decisions about it. So this ought to be better than your average public meeting(totally worth it).
So, if you're around Astoria tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9, after 2:30 PM, and you want to have some fun and see some great theater, come to the Judge Boyington County Building, 837 Commercial, and join us. Street protest will begin at 2:30, meeting supposedly at 3:30, though there is an "executive session" scheduled prior to the meeting, and that might change everything. But it's gonna be interesting,anyway.