‘Protection Walk’ rally against LNG pipelines

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A ‘Protection Walk’ against efforts to build a liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline from Coos Bay to Malin took place in Klamath Falls this weekend.

Organizer Renee Frye says the rally against the Pacific Connector Pipeline is not a protest…

“This is a protection walk.  We are here to protect Mother Earth.  We’re here to protect the waterways.  Were here to protect our children’s futures.”

Over 50 people showed up for a rally Sunday morning.

Chief Walking Eagle says it’s not only Native Americans that should be concerned about pipelines…

“We all need to work together at this.  Not just one band of people, but all people need to know about what’s happening.”

Backers say the 1.7 billion dollar pipeline would create nearly 5,000 jobs – but Renee Frye disagrees:  “There are other places to get jobs.  We only have one Mother Earth.”

Initial plans to build the Pacific Connector Pipeline were denied by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission back in March, but backers say they intend to re-apply.


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