UPDATE FROM OUR PROJECT
We have had an incredible trip so far. After two days meeting with impacted communities in western Colorado, our crew headed west and arrived Tuesday in Klamath Falls, Oregon to hear from the local community near where the proposed Pacific Connector would tie into the existing Ruby Pipeline.
Yesterday we left Rifle early, and flew across the Great Basin along the existing Ruby pipeline route–still a big scar across the landscape.
We arrived in Klamath Falls. We were able to meet with a number of locals fighting the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline, including members of the Klamath tribe whose traditional lands would be destroyed and sacred sites threatened, and land-owners threatened with eminent domain to allow this foreign company to seize US property and export American energy overseas.
We also got to tell the story of our trip–and what we face in the Colorado fracking fields–to a packed room of southern Oregonian activists.
Today we begin to explore the proposed pipeline route on our way to Medford, then complete that journey to arrive in Coos Bay tomorrow.
This whole endeavor is being run on less-than-a-shoestring and if you support this work, please consider making a contribution today.
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