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Welcome to the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!
January 2011 - Issue 22

LNG Tanker



The Oregon Department of State Lands is now accepting public comment on the application by the Port of Coos Bay for a dock to accomodate the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. Imported from places like Russia and the Middle East, LNG emits 20-30% more global warming pollution than domestic natural gas, and the Jordan Cove project would be accompanied by a 220 mile pipeline that would destroy old growth forests and critical wildlife habitat across southern Oregon. Click here to learn more!

Click here to send your comments to the Department of State Lands! 
 Act Now! The comment deadline is January 12!


Do you love being outdoors and want to help us fulfill our mission to explore, enjoy, and protect Oregon's environment and precious public lands?  Each year Sierra Club volunteers lead over 100 outings to some of Oregon's most special places -- inspiring even more people to get involved in protecting this place we call home.

On President's Day weekend (February 18th-20th) we're hosting a comprehensive training program in Molalla, Oregon that will provide you with the first aid and leadership skills and certifications you need to become a Sierra Club outings leader. We're looking to recruit new potential leaders from across the state to participate in this program and commit to leading outings for the Sierra Club in 2011 and beyond. Click here to learn more and apply!


The Sierra Club is entering a new stage in our efforts to permanently protect critical salmon streams and recreation areas in Oregon's state forests! Though there are nearly 850,000 acres of state forests owned by all Oregonians, there are currently no significant areas in the Tillamook, Clatsop, Santiam or other state lands that are permanently protected from the harmful impacts of logging and roadbuilding.

Sensitive 'salmon anchor habitats' are open to extensive cutting with minimal streamside protections. And in 2010, the Oregon Board of Forestry approved a new management plan that could open over 100,000 acres of the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests between Portland and the Coast to new clear-cutting in coming years.

Click here to learn more about our work to protect the Tillamook and other state forests!  Contact Ivan Maluski to get involved at

Wolf Pup Howling


A look back at 2010.

From a final rule that will close the state’s only coal plant within 10 years, to the beginning of the end for LNG in Oregon.  From major progress for new wilderness and forest protection, to wins in the legislature and in the Governor’s race.

The Sierra Club had a BIG impact on the state of Oregon's environment in 2010. Click here to read the full-recap!

Donate to the Oregon Chapter Today! MAKE AN INVESTMENT! OUR WORK DEPENDS ON YOU!

If you were paying any attention to November's election results, you know that continuing the Sierra Club's vigilant presence at the State Capitol in 2011 will be more important than ever before. Your financial support is critical as we work to stop those who threaten Oregon's natural heritage and put our health at risk.

It's easier than ever to give a monthly, sustaining gift to the Oregon Sierra Club! Your ongoing donations ensure a continuing source of funds throughout the year and make a huge difference in our ability to continue the work that we do. Click here to make a monthly, sustaining gift to the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!  (Don't want to give a monthly gift?  Don't worry, you can still give the old- fashioned way too!)

Check out our events, activities, and take actions.


Join us on January 20th in Portland for a presentation by conservationist and licensed captain, Peter Wilcox.  Peter will speak about converting old Crater Lake tour boats to Willamette River ferry boats to provide a new clean transportation options for Portland. Click here for more details!

There's no better place to buy gifts for friends and family than the Oregon Chapter's new online store!

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Do you want to be a part of one of the Oregon Chapter's priority campaigns?  Join one of our monthly meetings (call-in options are usually available)! Tillamook Forest Campaign meets 1/12 @6pm. Anti Liquefied Natural Gas meetings 1/13 @6:30pm.  Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign meets 2/2/ @7pm. Find more info and discover more opportunities  by visiting our events calendar!

The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization for a reason -- our volunteers are an integral part of everything we do!  Whether you're interested in attending a meeting, tabling at an event, analyzing policy, helping us fundraise, or lending your handy skills around the office, there's a place for you! Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Sierra Club! 

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