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Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

LNG From Coos Bay, Ore.? Don’t bet on it.The LNG project, proposed to ship from Coos Bay, will be undercut by current market forces.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), composed of commissioners from the energy sector, will likely approve this project. Worldwide competition is making it a losing proposition.Our friendly neighbors from north of our border are far from being dummies. They just seem to be behind the curve.Initially, this LNG...

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 10:56 AM

I agree with the Mail Tribune that the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project should not be built. The litmus test of "does this project serve the greater community good?" is not met. But there are other reasons as...

Updated Jan 17, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Guest Opinion: A fair shot for all; addressing our low-wage crisis

Updated Jan 16, 2015 at 10:20 AM

We are shocked that Southern Oregon University is proposing to replace its natural gas boilers with a highly polluting biomass cogeneration operation.

Posted Jan 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Mail Tribune recently highlighted the success of the Blue Mountains Forest Partners in restoring federal forests and creating rural timber jobs in John Day. It’s a unique example of how collaboration can be successful when different...

Posted Jan 10, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Jordan Cove Terminal / Pacific Connector Pipeline projects are troubling because of their negative impacts on regional water, wildlife, and property rights. However, the elephant in the room is certainly greenhouse gas pollution, global...

Posted Jan 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Since the Mail Tribune’s editorial “Meeting in the middle keeps a mill open” (Jan. 2) mentioned my role in the general ceasefire between conservationists and the timber industry over Oregon east-side federal public forest...

Posted Jan 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I am against this travesty in which we become vassals of foreign states — better to bring back the timber industry; that at least gave real people real jobs.This project reminds me of King Midas: As wealthy as he was, he wanted...

Posted Jan 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Here are two important facts to add to the information in the recent Mail Tribune series on the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline.First, there is a far better way than the LNG...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

My stepfather, Dr. Melvin John Rowe III, died last month at the age of 73 with the assistance of the Death with Dignity Act in Medford, Ore.To my family he was Grandpa Jack, and he was a treasure. We were with him the morning of his death.

Posted Dec 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Wildfire, much of it catastrophic in nature, dominated our lives this past summer. This wasn’t unexpected, and everyone should be prepared to witness larger and more damaging fires in the future. Along with the fires we’ll...

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