Canadian Pipeline Company Buys Oregon Cops…’Dime a Dozen’

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TheIntercept.com:  At a casino in the small coastal town of North Bend, Oregon, dozens of law enforcement officers and corporate security personnel gathered for a two-day training on how to wage propaganda battles against protesters.

The November 2018 event was organized by the National Sheriffs’ Association, one of the country’s largest law enforcement organizations, and hosted by the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, which has spent years monitoring opposition to the Jordan Cove Energy Project — a proposed liquid natural gas pipeline and export terminal that the Trump administration has named one of its highest-priority infrastructure projects.

The cost of the event, however — totaling $26,250 — was paid by Pembina Pipeline Corp., the Canadian fossil fuel company that owns the Jordan Cove project.

In fact, for nearly four years, Pembina was the sole funding source of a unit in the sheriff’s office dedicated to handling security concerns related to Jordan Cove — despite the fact that there is not yet any physical infrastructure in place to keep secure.

The pipeline and terminal cannot begin construction without approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is scheduled to vote on whether to license the project in February. Yet between 2016 and 2020, the department’s liquid natural gas division, known as a “combined services unit,” spent at least $2 million of Pembina’s money.

The energy company put the funding on hold in April 2019 but left open the possibility that the arrangement could be revived in the future. Pembina and the sheriff’s department are currently discussing how they may continue to work together, and Coos County Sheriff Craig Zanni said he expects the partnership to be renewed.  read more…

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  1. Oregon is one of the few Crown Jewels of America left. It may be the most magnificent State of the Union. Leave it alone. This outrageous project should be stopped in its tracks. LNG is very dangerous compared to ordinary Natural Gas. It is heavier than air, so when it leaks, it tends to lay down near the ground and becomes a potential time bomb from just one spark. Even experienced fire fighters and others were killed recently in such an explosion in the North East last Fall. It is especially foolish to go to all this trouble to send this dangerous product overseas to sell. I applaud every protester of this nonsensical project. To citizens of Oregon, stop electing lying lawyers to any office. Thanks to VT editors for Heads UP on this important issue in the U.S. and Oregon today. Whose side do you think this Sheriff will take when the bottom really falls out of this country when the banks confiscate all your money to pay the massive debt of the corrupt U.S. government?

    • Quote from Linus Pauling Ph.D. Biography:
      “Linus Carl Pauling was born in Portland, Oregon, on February 28, 1901. He received his early education in Oregon, finishing in 1922 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Oregon Agricultural College in Corvallis — now Oregon State University. Already he was drawn to the challenge of how and why particular atoms form bonds with each other to create molecules with unique structures.
      When Linus Pauling died on Aug. 19, 1994, the world lost one of its greatest scientists and humanitarians and a much respected and beloved defender of civil liberties and health issues.
      Because of his dynamic personality and his many accomplishments in widely diverse fields, it is hard to define Linus Pauling adequately. A remarkable man who insistently addressed certain crucial human problems while pursuing an amazing array of scientific interests, Dr. Pauling was almost as well known to the American public as he was to the world’s scientific community. He is the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes — for Chemistry (1954) and for Peace (1962).”
      Linus Pauling was the greatest Physical Chemist of the 20th Century and a courageous fighter for Truth. He was from the great State of Oregon! Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D., Physics

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