A new report about a natural gas pipeline and export facility proposed in Southern Oregon says the project’s in-state emissions would make it the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.
Additionally, the report by Oil Change International says the whole project — from gas extraction in North America to the burning of the exported natural gas in Asia — would produce 15.4 times the emissions of Oregon’s last coal-burning plant, which is slated to close in 2020 due to climate and pollution concerns.
Oil Change International is an anti-fossil fuels advocacy group that endorses a goal to reduce fossil fuel emissions to zero by mid-century.
Pipeline project spokesman Michael Hinrichs said information in the group’s report looks exactly like a previous report paid for by the opposition. He said the report appears to use an inaccurate comparison to support a pre-determined stance.
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