Press Release **For Immediate Release** CONTACTS: Monica Vaughan (541) 521-1832 / email@example.com www.climateconvergence.org Photo/Video Opportunities: Colorful, Creative Acts of Resistance at site of proposed LNG terminal. Press boat available. Local Residents and Activists Stage Their Own "Bradwood Landing" Puget Island, WA - Organizers and activists are occupying the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility site, demonstrating their resolute opposition to the NorthernStar project at Bradwood, OR. At noon, boats from Puget Island will land on the beach at Bradwood where NorthernStar Natural Gas is seeking permits to develop an LNG import facility they have named "Bradwood Landing." The "No LNG Armada" will highlight the extreme proximity (less than Ã‚Â½ mile) of the LNG proposal to residents of Puget Island. Recent photographs produced by NorthernStar show every house within 2 miles of the Bradwood proposal with a number on its roof. The images correspond roughly to the potential fire hazard and vapor cloud dispersion area in the case of a large LNG spill. The issue is not only about the local impacts. George Exum, who lives within one mile of the proposed site pointed out, "the destruction caused by this industry will be much greater than the immediate local impacts. Not only are our estuary and community threatened by this fossil fuel project, but the health of the entire Columbia River is at stake. These public waters would be permanently impacted by LNG construction, and security zones would exclude boaters from these areas if this proposal is approved." The direct action is orchestrated by local anti-LNG resisters working with regional and international climate change activists who recently participated in the nearby Convergence for Climate Action. Monica Vaughan added, "The first step in a community-based response to climate change is to stop the development of new fossil fuel infrastructure." Due to its long supply chain, LNG is significantly worse than conventional natural gas in its carbon footprint, and participants hope to inspire opposition to the next generation of climate-changing foreign fossil fuels. Participants will occupy the site of the LNG terminal in public spaces that will be off limits to public access if the project is approved. Photo/Press Opportunities: Mass Action during early afternoon on Puget Island, Monday, August 13th will include opportunities to interview local residents impacted by NorthernStar LNG proposal and Climate Convergence participants. Colorful signs and boats will make for ample photo opportunities of this proposed LNG site on the Columbia River. Media are also welcome to view the action from a boat piloted by a local resident. Directions: 189 Ostervold Road, Puget Island, 12 Noon From Portland (approximately 90 minutes) Take I-5 North Take Exit 36 and merge onto Hwy 432 W in Longview towards Long Beach and Hwy 4. Follow signs on Hwy 432 for Hwy 4/Ocean Beach Hwy. Turn Left onto Hwy 4/Ocean Beach Hwy going West Drive 24 miles to Cathlamet, WA. In Cathlamet, turn left on WA 409/Main Street. Go over bridge to Puget Island. Turn Right on Birnie Slough Road. Road forks twice - stay right. At sharp left turn, road becomes Ostervold Rd. (currently no sign) You'll find us at 189 Ostervold Rd. WESTPORT/PUGET ISLAND Ferry (Ferry runs from Westport every hour at 15 mins. past the hour) exit the ferry, proceed on the main road on Puget Island Before the bridge to Cathlamet, turn LEFT to Birnie Slough Road forks twice, stay right approximately 2.5 miles, veers LEFT and becomes OSTERVOLD road (currently no sign) Meet us at 189 Ostervold Road From Astoria Go EAST on Hwy 4 Through Skomwakawa, Turn Right at Cathlament and take WA 409/Main Street through Cathlamet follow sign towards WESTPORT FERRY and Puget Island at the STOP SIGN, turn RIGHT onto Bernie Slough Road forks twice, stay right approximately 2.5 miles, veers LEFT and becomes OSTERVOLD road (currently no sign) Meet us at 189 Ostervold Road ###
Local Residents and Activists Stage Their Own “Bradwood Landing”
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