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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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    Director's chair: At the director's level you clearly know beauty when you see it. We'll take you on a guided, over-night hike along the proposed pipeline path in the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest. Dinner will be provided. (Date is negotiable and participants must sign a release and waiver of liability).

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    Executive Producer will get all of the above plus the opportunity for a fishing trip for two with Bob Barker, an impacted landowner who lives on the site of the Rogue River pipeline crossing. Bob will take up to two people steelhead/trout fishing on the upper Rogue or trout fishing at Diamond Lake in his drift boat. Bob will provide lunch and tackle. (Trip participants will determine date with Bob, and must sign a release and waiver of liability). This trip is not a Rogue Riverkeeper outing.

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