The anti-LNG groups that recently brought you a paper maché Gov. Kate Brown are heading to Salem to protest liquified natural gas pipeline and export projects slated for Oregon’s lands and waters. Press release is below.
Raging Grannies & Youth to Hold Intergenerational Protest Against LNG at Capitol
On Monday, October 19 at 10:30am, an intergenerational group of grandmothers and youth will hold a protest at the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem. The protest will call on Governor Brown to oppose Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipelines and export projects.
Scores of concerned Oregonians from around the state are expected to join the crowd, including activists and from the Raging Grannies of Oregon, 350.org Eugene, Southern Oregon Rising Tide and Cascadia Forest Defenders. They will use spectacle, theater, song and a rally in an appeal to Kate Brown, asking her to use her powers as Governor to oppose the Pacific Connector Pipeline as Governor Kulongowski did in 2010.
The event follows Portland Rising Tide’s 10/14 demonstration in Portland, when a papier mache Kate Brown delivered a notice of eviction to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission offices (story here) and Southern Oregon Rising Tide’s interruption of Congressmen Wyden and Merkley’s 10/14 appearance in Medford (story here).
Uniting across generations, the Monday protest will emphasize the breadth and diversity of those urging Governor Brown to take action against the LNG pipeline. It will also highlight the intergenerational threat the LNG export project would pose as the largest emitter of climate pollution in the state, as well as the national consequences of expanding fracked gas infrastructure.