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!


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.
Allie and the Rogue Climate Team

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!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 2018 Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 8th 6:00pm.
Where: Madrone Hill clubhouse, Gold Hill
What: All About Deer Hair. 
What you will need: Your vise, tools, a light, a sharp scissors, 3-0 black thread.
Patterns covered: Muddler Minnow and the Irresistable
Materials needed: None. The club will provide all hooks and materials needed for each pattern.
Who: All club members, guests and new tiers are welcome.

You don’t want to miss May’s SOFT meeting. A lot of our members have mentioned that working with deer hair was difficult, some even said they avoided patterns that required spun hair. This class is designed to help you overcome those difficulties and get comfortable with the techniques required to tie these very effective patterns as well others in the future. You will learn to pick the right hair, prepare, spin, and trim. There will be handouts, pattern worksheets, and an instructional video playing in the Fly Tying Theater from 5 – 6 pm. There will be at least 3 instructors on hand to answer your questions and assist you through the process. There will be live demos on the big screen for close-up views of all the techniques.
So mark you calendar and set aside the evening for a very informative session with your fly tying friends. There will be coffee, treats and of course the raffle.