Flying the Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline Route

A few weeks ago, I got to join an aerial tour by EcoFlight of the proposed Pacific Connector Gas pipeline crossing of the Pacific Crest Trail and the Rogue River near Shady Cove. If built, the Pacific Connector Gas pipeline would transport fracked gas from Malin, Oregon to the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal at Coos Bay. The fracked gas pipeline would cut through more than 485 rivers and streams, including the Klamath, Umpqua, Coos, and Coquille Rivers.

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Turning Toward Bear Creek

As a mom to young kids, we go to parks a lot! And as Medford residents, we often strap kids to our bikes and travel the Bear Creek Greenway along the stretch between Hawthorne Park, Bear Creek Park, and U.S. Cellular Park. We pass many trail users on our outings including runners, bikers, families with strollers and wobbling toddlers, dog-walkers,  and young people on skateboards. We ring our bike bells, flash the peace sign, and carry on.

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Robyn Janssen
To the Source of the Rogue through Healthy Firescape

On Sunday July 22nd, eighteen intrepid hikers ventured to escape the smoke-ridden Rogue Valley in search of clearer skies and a glimpse of the source of the Rogue River.  Not only did we find the origin of our beloved river, but as we hiked through recent fire scars, we had an opportunity to see firsthand how fire interacts with our forests and rivers. 

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Robyn Janssen