Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails at the polls next month.
To date, The Save Coos Jobs Committee — the opposition group to Measure 6-162, which its petitioners call “The Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance” — has received $358,500 in campaign contributions, more than 30 times the amount the Yes on Measure 6-162 committee has received.
The contributions includes $331,000 in cash donations from the Jordan Cove Energy Project, the Veresen Inc. owned, Calgary, Alberta-based company behind the proposed pipeline and liquid natural gas terminal.
Jordan Cove has also given The Save Coos Jobs Committee in-kind contributions to the tune of $27,500.
Read more at the Coos Bay World.