Officials in pipeline hub of Malin see no reason to oppose Jordan Cove project

If approved, the Jordan Cove pipeline would run from Coos Bay to link up with two other pipelines near Malin in Klamath County.

Posted: Jun 26, 2019 1:49 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2019 1:49 PM

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sot shows us how the small town of malin is already benefiting from previous pipelines and why critics say the benefits come at too high a cost. as you can see on this map -- malin is right on the border of oregon and california. [a10]jordan cove: impact on malin-llpkg stand up this may not look like much now but if the jordon cove pipe is approved this is where it will begin.. this is what wind ,,,, and waves look like in the town of malin. home to 810 people and two massive natural gas pipelines. jordon cove would be the third. malin's historical society museum is in the towns old drug store building downtown. newspaper clippings and pamphlets show how malin and pipelines go way back. the first was decades ago.. it's been pumping money into the town ever since. ---sot ryan-- ici o9 oc 23 itts be a pretty long history the first came through in 1961 coming down from canada they added a second one in 1992 that ran parallel to the ooriginal pipeline. brian pool stand up the city of malin has an olympic sized swimming pool, it was built in 1948 it needed a remodeling last year, it cost 750 thousand rest from revenue generated from the pipelines already in the ground. that is just one of the reasons the city of malin city council voted unanimously to support the jordon cove project. sot: mayor gary...ic 1:29 oc 140 i have never talked to anyone in the restaurants or anyplace that was against the pipeline coming in, most of those people live outside the city limits they are farmers and rancher, and i've never heard a bad word about the pipeline coming through malin is a town built on agriculture. a pipeline passing under this land doesn't cause the disruption it might in other areas. for timberland owners, there are different concerns --sot ic 1:10 it effects how we manage our land, i think the issue is that it removed trees off of our property, on a 50 foot right of way, those trees dont' come back, so we loose that asset. evans also has environmental concerns about the project and she doesn't want the federal government using eminent domain to force her, or other property owners against the pipeline to have it on their land. in malin, it's been more than a half a century with pipelines as neighbors, and the mayor doesn't see a problem with the jobs the pipeline projects bring in and the revenue they generate. ---sot--- mary gary sot i 3:57. it's been safe as far as we can tell we;ve never had a leak we've never had an explosion and figure out why anyone would be against it.oc 4:08 critics say the past may not be a good indicator of the future. the world in 2019 is very different then it was when john kennedy was president, more greenhouse gases, potential risks to ground water, and government over-reach to help a private business are just some of the reasons critics say the potential risks outweigh the potential benefits from the jordon cove pipeline. -----sot ic they spent 100 million dollars in the first 4 months of this year, that may be all you need to know. we are just saying it's a mixed blessing. ------brian close stand up.---- if the project is approved, it will take four years to complete, two years of that will be in the klamath basin brian
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