More than 1,500 people take action against the Palomar Pipeline

In a major outpouring of opposition to the proposed Palomar Pipeline, more than 1500 people took action in the recent public comment period! Energy speculators beware; Oregonians don’t stand for laws to be changed on behalf of illegal actions!

In November, the Mt. Hood National Forest posted a request for public comment regarding changes to the environmental standards for the national forest segment of the Palomar Pipeline. Though the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead agency for the proposal, the Forest Service realized the need for the public to have the chance to comment on these significant changes to the law.

In addition to the many citizens who stood up against the Palomar Pipeline, some of Oregon’s representatives also showed strong statements of opposition and concern, including the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and Senator Ron Wyden. Bark was joined by several other citizen groups in our grave concerns for the impacts to Mt. Hood’s forest ecosystems, including Oregon Wild, the Mazamas, Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, Pacific Crest Trail Association, American Hiking Society, Oregon Natural Desert Association and American Whitewater.

Thank you for being a part of this historic comment period. We will be sure to keep everyone updated as our campaign continues to stop LNG and the Palomar Pipeline from destroying our national forest!