Protestors gathered Saturday in Klamath Falls, Oregon for a call-to-action against the Jordan Cove Energy Project that would consist of a natural gas pipeline from Malin to Coos Bay.
Those against the project chanted during the gathering, “Water is life,” and “You can’t drink oil,” according to reporting by The Herald and News. The protestors also claimed that the pipeline is being run by corporate officials who are driven by monetary reasons and are not considering the pipeline’s potential environmental impacts to local areas.
Speaker at the gathering Renee Frye mentioned that the pipeline could pollute water supply because it will cross nearly 400 waterways.
Walking Eagle Thom, the chief and medicine man of the Karuk Tribe, was a featured speaker at the gathering and said their protest was inspired by the nationally-recognized and growing Dakota Access oil pipeline protest by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.
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