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Activist Alert: 350 Eugene, Climate Change, Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline

Join 350 Eugene Thursday, March 16, for a spring membership potluck and meet-up at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street. Bring food to share at 6 pm. At 7 pm the meet-up will include “campaign updates, work group news, action break outs, music and more,” according to organizer Betzi Hitz, as well as recruit people to help plan the April 29  “March for a Climate of Safety” in Eugene. Go to world.350.org/eugene for more info.

City Club of Eugene will host a forum on Can Oregon Adapt to Climate Change? noon, Friday, March 17, at the UO Academic Extension at the Baker Center, 975 High Street. Speakers are Kathy Dello, associate director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute; Steve Adams, director of urban resilience, Institute for Sustainable Communities; and Matt McRae, climate policy strategist for Our Children’s Trust.

• The 232-mile Pacific Connector liquefied natural gas pipeline that many thought was canceled after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected it last March is back in play. Concerned citizen (and sometime EW outdoor columnist) John Williams says he plans to attend community meetings the project is holding this month. “I’d love to know how they are going to keep it from blowing up if a stand-replacing fire burns across an above-ground section of it. Also, how are they going to mitigate the thousands of acres of old growth they will be cutting?” he asks. Open houses are 4 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, March 21, The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Street, North Bend; Wednesday, March 22, Seven Feathers Casino, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville; Friday, March 24, Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus Drive, Mount Mazama Room, Klamath Falls.