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KS Wild monitors energy projects affecting public lands such as gas pipelines and dams.

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KS Wild hosted a community forum in December 2006 in Medford to discuss concerns regarding a proposed gas pipeline in southwest Oregon

The energy industry has access to many of America's most beautiful, remote and sensitive public lands. Across the West, federal agencies are rushing to lease these areas for oil and gas development, industrializing millions of acres of previously wild and open land. The dense web of power lines, pipelines, waste pits, roads and processing plants springing up across the West is driving deer, bears and other wildlife from their native ranges.

LNG is not needed in southwest Oregon
Southern Oregon faces a dangerous project that will send fossil fuels from Russia, the Middle East and Indonesia into California. In May 2009, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project in southwest Oregon. The multi-national energy corporations (Williams, PG&E and Fort Chicago Energy Partners) that are pushing the proposal want to import more foreign fossil fuels at the expense of the environment, private property and national security.  KS Wild is working with concerned citizens to prevent the impacts of the proposed LNG port at Coos Bay and an associated 225-mile pipeline traversing mountains, forests, and rivers in Southwest Oregon. Click here for more information on the southwest Oregon LNG proposal.


West-wide Energy Corridors
The Department of Energy and cooperating agencies have released their draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the West-Wide Energy Corridors!  KS Wild is challenging this proposal along with more than a dozen other organizations. Click here for more information.


Dams harm communities and fish
The Klamath River was taken hostage decades ago by a series of dams that generate electricity for Pacific Power. The result has devastated native fish runs, creating record lows for salmon and other fish, instigated toxic algae blooms and contributed to the largest fish kill in American history. The mismanagement of Klamath fish runs has seriously impacted Native American communities and the commercial fishing industry. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is currently in the process of re-licensing the Pacific Power dams for another 50 years. Now is the time to remove these fish-killing dams and help restore this mighty river system. Click here for more information.