January 2020, Vol. 247, No. 1

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21 Arrested at Oregon Pipeline Protest

Authorities arrested 21 demonstrators who are opposed to a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline and a marine export terminal in Oregon.

The protesters, who staged a sit-in at the governor’s office in the Oregon State Capitol demanded that Gov. Kate Brown publicly oppose the project, which she refused to do.

The proposed marine terminal, in Coos Bay, would allow export of American NLG to Asia, and would have a 230-mile (370-kilometer) feeder pipeline from an interstate gas hub in southern Oregon’s Klamath County.

Southern Oregon Rising Tide, which organized the protest, said the 21 arrested by Oregon State Police spent the night in jail and were released by 5 a.m. Friday. In a statement the Oregon State Police said the 21 were arrested on trespassing charges after being asked to leave.

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