Friday, June 22, 2018

http://www.nolngexports.org


This is a website everyone in Southern Oregon needs to see.  Watch the short video for a quick oversight and explanation of what this is all about.  Explore this website for ways to take action.

click here http://www.nolngexports.org

Saturday, June 16, 2018

NO LNG PIPELINE


Rogue Riverkeeper has taken on the LNG pipeline with the goal to stop the pipeline once and for all. One of the ways we can help is to write letters and make phone calls.  Come to this workshop to get ideas on how to write an effective letter.  Below is their message.


Robyn Janssen invited you to NO LNG Exports's event
 
Medford: Clean Water Act Comment Writing Workshop
Monday, July 9 at 6 PM
Medford Library in Medford, Oregon
 
Going
   
Interested
   
Not Interested
 
Join the "No LNG Exports Campaign" on Monday July 9th in Medford, OR to write comments to stop the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal! When: Monday Ju...
Lesley Adams and Will Johnson are also on the guest list.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Time to take action


Public Comment Period on Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline


On TuesdayMay 22, 2018 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicked off a 60-day public comment period for two critical Clean Water Act permits required for the proposed fracked gas Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project. 

On Saturday, July 21, 2018 the comment period ends. 
Click on this, Read the Notice Here.  This is 16 pages of vital information and numerous maps and charts.
This hugely complex project would cross the Rogue and more than 400 waterways across our region. Join others like yourself to make a difference and stop the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline project!
Add your voice and ask DEQ and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the comment period and hold public information sessions in each of the four impacted counties!

When you click on this it takes you to a very good letter that is easy to send and someone has done all the work for you.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Meeting June 2018


Annual SOFT Dinner
Tuesday June 12, 2018 
5:00 Happy Hour 
6:00 Dinner 
7:30 Raffle 


Where: Madrone Hill Mobile Home Park, Conference Center, 8401 Old Stage Road, Gold Hill.

We are setting up our Annual BBQ /Potluck dinner for our June 13th meeting. Food and beverages will be provided, and spouses and significant others are very welcome. As this has been a potluck in the past we ask that you let us know if you are planning to bring any side dishes and if not, what if any deserts or other interesting things you want to bring to share. 

We would like to get a head count and we would like to know if you will be bringing anything so that we do not over purchase the main course / side dishes and beverages. 

Please RSVP to me (Dave McCants) at Davetyer@comcast.net. If you could get back to us by Friday, June 8th that would really help with our planning for this event. 

For those interested, during happy hour, Dave McCants will tie a couple different patterns.

We will have the following: 
Ribs and Chicken / Baked Beans / Potato Salad / Green Salad / Bread / Wine / Beer / Soft Drinks… and of course what deserts or other dishes you wish to bring along… 
I believe that this will be the last chance to bring flies for Water Watch and we will be silent (no meetings for July and August, September still a possibility) for the summer. 
Also, please bring any flies or other donations for our raffle chairman as we will have a raffle after dinner. 
It has been a great tying season, and I thank all of you who have participated in our tying sessions!

Kindest regards, Dave McCants

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Public Comment Period on Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline



On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers kicked off a 60-day public comment period for two critical Clean Water Act permits required for the proposed fracked gas Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project. Read the Notice Here.
 
This hugely complex project would cross the Rogue and more than 400 waterways across our region. Join others like yourself to make a difference and stop the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline project!
 
Add your voice and ask DEQ and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the comment period and hold public information sessions in each of the four impacted counties!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION


Thursday, May 24, 2018

LNG Pipeline---Important


This message just came from Rogue Climate.  The Rogue Climate staff have been working very hard to stop the LNG pipeline.  Lets support them with our phone calls, letters, and they need financial support to keep this going.
Today, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the US Army Corps opened a 60-day public comment period for a critical permit that, if denied, could stop the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. 
Oregon DEQ is responsible for deciding whether this massive fracked gas pipeline and export terminal would negatively impact the water quality in Oregon. Federal regulators cannot approve Jordan Cove LNG or the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline if the Oregon DEQ decides that the project does not comply with Oregon’s water quality standards. Fracked gas pipelines in Oregon, Maryland, and New York were stopped because state agencies denied this permit.
For the next two months, it’s up to all of us to submit comments that demonstrate that the impacts of this project would be far too devastating for the health and safety of our communities, clean water, and the local economy. 
Next week we’ll send out more information about comment writing workshops across the region and information for submitting your comments to the agencies. Until then, here are three ways you can help stop the pipeline and LNG export terminal:
1. Call DEQ to ask for a longer public comment period in our communities:
DEQ has only given our communities 60-days to write comments about how this project would impact Oregon. Can you call Richard Whitman, the Director of DEQ, at (503) 229-5696, to ask for an extension of the public comment period for Jordan Cove’s Clean Water Act certification to 120-days?
2. Volunteer to help turn out people to write comments. Sign up for volunteer shifts HERE.
3. Donate HERE to help support comment workshops across the route of the pipeline.
Thanks,
Allie and the Rogue Climate Team
http://www.rogueclimate.org/

Monday, May 7, 2018

Reminder to All SOFT Members


All About Deer Hair. A free fly tying class. Tuesday evening, May 8th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring your vise, tools, and a light. You will also need black 3-0 thread or gel spun or kevlar, a hair stacker, a hair packer, and a good sharp pair of scissors. We will provide the helpful instructors and all the materials and hooks needed to tie the Irresistable and the Muddler Minnow. The first half hour will feature a presentation on the types and uses, how to buy the right hair, and where it comes from off the hide. There will be hand-outs and pattern worksheets for everyone. An informative video by Chris Helm will be shown in the Fly Tying Theater from 5:00–6:00 pm. You don’t want to miss this one!!