A couple of short months ago, climate activists in the Pacific Northwest scored a major victory: NW Natural Gas withdrew its application to build the 220-mile long Palomar Pipeline, a liquefied natural gas project that would cut through Oregon’s farmland and forests while making our region dependent on a high-carbon fossil fuel. The defeat of Palomar was a monumental victory for our movement, and dozens of Cascade Climate Network activists helped make it happen. Now your help is needed to make sure Palmor stays defeated: and this Thursday you can take action either in person or online.
Unfortunately, there are already indications NW Natural may try to bring back the eastern half of the Palomar project. As early as next year the company may apply to build a shorter, 120-mile Palomar Pipeline, which would extend from Molalla to Madras and cut through old growth forest in Mount Hood National Forest. This Thursday, which is the day of NW Natural’s annual shareholder meeting, we need to let the company know we won’t accept any pipeline that makes a clear-cut through Mount Hood. The “Hey! NW Natural” campaign will have online action running throughout Thursday meeting, so please visit http://www.heynwnatural.org/ that day to participate.
Thursday morning there will also be an opportunity to participate in an in-person component of the day’s action to stop the Palomar Pipeline ressurection. If you’re interested in getting up bright and early to help keep fossil fuels out of the Pacific Northwest, send an email to olivia[at]bark-out.org or nicke.activism[at]gmail.com to let us know. Otherwise, you can help out on Thursday by letting others know about the online action. Let’s get the word out through Facebook, Twitter, and email. It’s time to let NW Natural know they need to pull the plug on the Palomar Pipeline – permanently.
Again, to take action online please visit http://www.heynwnatural.org/ this Thursday.