Hikers opposing pipeline stop in Shady Cove

Shady Cove, Ore. — Hikers on a journey to oppose the LNG Pipeline stopped in Shady Cove Saturday where they were met by more than 100 supporters.

The $7.5 billion Pacific Connector Pipeline would extend from Malin to Coos Bay. Protesters are hiking the 232 mile length of the proposed path. “Hike the Pipe” participants spoke with community members about the pipeline at Jackson County’s Upper Rogue Regional Park. They began their hike two weeks ago and have walked 120 miles. Organizers say they hope to promote discussion.

“If every oregonian knew about the pipeline, knew just the basic facts, they would be strongly against it and the pipeline in turn would not be a possibility. So that’s our goal to bring awareness, bring education, and unite communities along the way so we can better oppose the project,” organizer Alex Harris said.

The hikers still have about 180 miles to go. They’ll be wrapping up their journey in Coos Bay in late September.

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