Coos County

Nov 13, 2017

Press Release: Coos Bay Estuary Speaks Out Against FERC

Press Release: Coos Bay Estuary Speaks Out Against FERC

Coos Bay Estuary on the coast of Oregon files to intervene in FERC proceedings. Coos Bay is threatened by a massive LNG export terminal and a pipeline.

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Oct 30, 2017

KBOO Radio: Coos River Estuary Intervenes in Jordan Cove FERC Proceedings

KBOO Radio: Coos River Estuary Intervenes in Jordan Cove FERC Proceedings

As part of the growing movement for the Rights of Nature, Coos River Estuary in Oregon recently filed to intervene in a FERC hearing on the Jordan Cove project.

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Jul 10, 2017

Immense Possibilities: The True Rights of Communities

Immense Possibilities: The True Rights of Communities

Immense Possibilities interviews CELDF’s Thomas Linzey and Coos County, OR, community rights activist Mary Geddry.

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May 26, 2017

Street Roots News: Victory, defeat and alternative facts in two coastal county elections

Street Roots News: Victory, defeat and alternative facts in two coastal county elections

Using citizen initiative, two Oregon communities fight to protect themselves from the timber and oil/gas industry, and secure their democratic and environmental rights.

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May 17, 2017

KUOW: Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward

KUOW: Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward

Two community rights measures were on the Oregon ballot this week to stop corporate harms, and more coming down the pipe. Growing numbers of Oregon residents are using community rights to protect themselves and assert democratic rights.

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May 15, 2017

The World: Measure opponents exceed $1 million in combined donations and spending

The World: Measure opponents exceed $1 million in combined donations and spending

As election day approaches, a foreign corporation and its allies spend over $1 million to defeat a local rights-based measure banning a massive LNG export terminal.

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May 15, 2017

National Observer: Oregon votes on whether to reject a Calgary company’s fossil fuel project

National Observer: Oregon votes on whether to reject a Calgary company’s fossil fuel project

A Canadian company attempting to force in a LNG export terminal and pipeline in Coos County, OR, irks residents, who are voting on a community rights ordinance banning the project tomorrow.

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May 13, 2017

DeSmog: Jordan Cove LNG Backers Spend Huge Money to Sway Tiny Oregon County Election

DeSmog: Jordan Cove LNG Backers Spend Huge Money to Sway Tiny Oregon County Election

Corporate interests pour funds into defeating a Coos County, OR, community rights measure. The citizen’s initiative bans the Jordan Cove LNG export project as a violation of environmental and democratic rights.

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May 8, 2017

Oregon Live: Jordan Cove spends heavily to kill Coos County anti-LNG measure

Oregon Live: Jordan Cove spends heavily to kill Coos County anti-LNG measure

Veresen Corporation spends more than $300,000 to defeat Coos County, OR’s, community rights campaign. If adopted, the initiative would stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. Residents are fighting to protect their environmental rights.

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May 8, 2017

OPB: Oregon County Seeks To Block LNG Project With Ballot Measure

OPB: Oregon County Seeks To Block LNG Project With Ballot Measure

Coos County, OR, residents fight for their right to decide on an LNG export project through the ballot, using community rights.

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Apr 21, 2017

Desmog: Oregon County Faces Gas Industry Funding, Lobbyists in Battle to Halt Jordan Cove LNG Project

Desmog: Oregon County Faces Gas Industry Funding, Lobbyists in Battle to Halt Jordan Cove LNG Project

The battle against big money is on in Coos County, OR. With support for industry coming from the White House, Coos residents are up against an all out propaganda war as they fight to protect their community from an LNG export terminal.

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Apr 20, 2017

The World: Industry donates enormous funds to defeat community rights measure

The World: Industry donates enormous funds to defeat community rights measure

Oil and gas industry donates more than $300,000 to defeat Coos County, OR, residents’ Right to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance.

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Apr 2, 2017

For economic and environmental sustainability, we need to govern ourselves

For economic and environmental sustainability, we need to govern ourselves

A Coos County, OR, resident calls out local officials supporting the oil and gas industry, rather than supporting residents in building long term economic and environmental sustainability through the people’s May ballot measure.

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Feb 20, 2017

The World: Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance on May ballot in OR

The World: Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance on May ballot in OR

Coos County, OR, residents advance rights to stop Jordan Cove LNG export project.

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Dec 26, 2016

The World: Local control can replace 19th-century energy thinking

The World: Local control can replace 19th-century energy thinking

Coos County, OR, residents aim to transform their community through Community Rights, democratizing energy development and creating sustainability. They’re willing to challenge unjust laws to do so.

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Jun 9, 2016

Community Rights Paper #13: Breaking the Planet

Community Rights Paper #13: Breaking the Planet

Breaking the Planet takes an unflinching look at climate change, the legal and governing structures accelerating our own destruction, and the radical action necessary to cease the sweeping and violent damage being done to the planet, and us.

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May 23, 2016

The World: Movement growing to defend against corporate interests

The World: Movement growing to defend against corporate interests

State governments block communities’ efforts to stop harmful activities. Corporations sue the communities and are backed by the judiciary. What’s left? Says blogger Mary Geddry: people insisting on their right to local community self-government.

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Apr 18, 2016

Geddry: Maybe it is time to revoke our consent to be governed

Geddry: Maybe it is time to revoke our consent to be governed

Our right to local community self-government is unrecognized. Our elected representatives work on behalf of industry rather than we the people. Maybe it’s time to revoke our consent.

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Mar 19, 2016

The World: FERC leaves Jordan Cove among the ‘undead’

The World: FERC leaves Jordan Cove among the ‘undead’

Coos County, OR, residents recognize FERC’s denial of Jordan Cove export terminal is not a win. FERC openly admits economic conditions – and not harm to the environment – was the basis for their decision. Residents dig in to continue advancing community rights.

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Mar 11, 2016

Geddry.com: Bucking the establishment anti-LNG crowd

Geddry.com: Bucking the establishment anti-LNG crowd

Making clear the distinction between ordinances banning harms and Community Bills of Rights laws banning harmful activities as a violation of rights, Coos County, OR, blogger and Community Rights proponent Mary Geddry urges support for rights-based strategies.

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Jan 2, 2016

The World: Your View – Support your right to be the decision maker

The World: Your View – Support your right to be the decision maker

Rather than being the cornerstone of democracy, our U.S. Constitution is the cornerstone of oligarchy – as evidenced by corporate projects forced into communities, such as the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal in Coos County, OR.

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Nov 2, 2015

The World: Power in the hands of the people

The World: Power in the hands of the people

Coos County, OR, resident urges a rejection of projects with short term benefit and long term environmental and economic harm. Instead, the Coos County Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance empowers the people of Coos County to create a sustainable future through codifying their community rights.

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Oct 10, 2015

The World: Coos County community rights group driven to ‘legalize sustainability’

The World: Coos County community rights group driven to ‘legalize sustainability’

CELDF’s Thomas Linzey spoke to Coos County, OR, residents, who are advancing a Community Bill of Rights sustainability ordinance to stop an export terminal and legalize their right to a sustainable energy future.

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Oct 3, 2015

The World: Your View: Time for people to reject corporate shackles

The World: Your View: Time for people to reject corporate shackles

Future generations in Coos County, OR, have a fundamental and unalienable right to a sustainable economy and energy future. Coos residents advance their bill of rights banning pipelines and a proposed LNG port, recognizing the need to challenge existing law that makes sustainability illegal.

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Jun 8, 2015

Geddry: Wall dares invoke the constitution

Geddry: Wall dares invoke the constitution

Recognizing sustainability is illegal under our current structure of law, blogger Magix of Coos County urges the Community Bill of Rights to challenge the law and protect their County from an LNG export terminal.

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