A short film about property rights, salmon, and ratepayers in the controversy over exporting natural gas through southern Oregon
The Background: Fossil fuel giants are attempting to bulldoze a pipeline and terminal through southern Oregon to export domestic natural gas to Asian markets and award-winning Oregon based filmmaker Trip Jennings wants to tell their story.
We seek to tell this complex story of property rights, public lands, rivers, salmon and dirty energy development, and the diverse coalition fiercely fighting to stop a drastic change in national energy policy.
For years, the movement against the development of a liquefied natural gas facility (Jordan Cove LNG) and pipeline (Pacific Connector) in southern Oregon has been led by citizens of directly impacted communities and small non-profit organizations.
Originally pushed as an LNG import facility since 2005, the Jordan Cove company has now admitted that the project is for exportation of domestic natural gas that would be obtained via fracking, which is an extraction method that has raised concerns due to its health and environmental impacts.
Exporting LNG in general, and from the west coast in particular, has significant national implications to energy policy and the price of natural gas for Americans. A cast of diverse characters has come together finding themselves in a unique role of fighting for property rights, salmon, and sound energy policy.
We'd like to make a short film to introduce these stories. Filled with passionate and diverse characters, beautiful landscapes, and heartening stories and insights, the film-makers seek to capture this issue in a concise and shareable documentary.
This film is being produced, distributed, and promoted by Balance Media and Rogue Riverkeeper. The money raised for this project will go directly to travel expenses, equipment rental, and other production expenses.
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