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Hundreds gather in Salem to protest proposed natural gas pipelines

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SALEM, Oregon — Hundreds of people rallied at the Oregon Capitol calling on Gov. Kate Brown to block two proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals in the state.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://is.gd/70Ue7x ) that Canadian company Veresen Inc. wants to build an export terminal in Coos Bay on Oregon's south coast. The Jordan Cove Energy Project would receive natural gas through a 232-mile-long pipeline. American company Oregon LNG is also trying to build a terminal in Warrenton that would be connected to Woodland, Washington.

Those opposed say that the Coos Bay pipeline would cross private property, affecting about 700 landowners. It would also cross 400 bodies of water, which contain threatened or endangered species.

Participants marched Tuesday from the Capitol to the Oregon Department of State Lands, which has legal authority to block LNG terminals and pipelines.


Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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