Oregon's Environment is rated first in our hearts, but Oregon's Government is first in accepting money from the Timber Industry and others.
These facts were revealed by the Oregonian today. Oregon's State Legislators held out their hands displaying unity when they accepted Campaign Contributions from the Foreign Company seeking to ship Natural Gas from Coos Bay.
The results are perfectly clear that our form of Citizen Legislature enhanced and supported by State Agencies is corrupt as it gets. Why Oregon regulators backed off on truck pollution and more.
You do not have to invade America to conquer it: Buy it!!!. America for Sale Cheap!!!
From: WILLIAM LACKNER Fri 9/28/2018, 7:37 AM
To: Julie Tasnady; Senator, Arnie Roblan; Rep.CaddyMcKeown; Senator Jeff Merkley; Curt Melcher; ODFW Commission; Caren Braby +11 others Dear Governor Brown, Thank you for your letter dated last November, 30.
In our original letter to we suggested that a foreign entity did not have to invade America to conquer it. All a foreign company or country has to do is Buy It. America's natural resources are For Sale. This is particularly true for the LNG Jordan Cove Project in Coos Bay. Sadly, our opinion has come home to rest.
The people we have elected to represent all Oregonians have sold Coos Bay to a foreign company. We allowed these foreign companies to exercise the right of eminent domain to rip Oregonian's land from beneath their feet. Refer to the following list of payoffs that our elected representatives took in the form of Campaign Contributions. Notice that accepting Campaign Contributions was a Bi-Partisan effort split between Democrats and Republicans.... Comments from our fellow CDAO member!!!
Oregon Politicians for sale? Donations Welcome.
Jordan Cove has spread the wealth to Oregon candidates, most of them with districts close to the proposed LNG export terminal or along the pipeline route as well:
Leading the list of the politicians accepting Campaign Contributions at
$50,000 ls Coos County Commissioner Sweet. $15,000 is Rep. Caddy McKeown, D-Coos Bay $5,000 to Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg $2,500 to Rep. David Gomberg, D-Central Coast $2,500 to Rep. Werner Reschke, D-Klamath Falls $2,500 to Rep. Duane Stark, R-Grants Pass $2,000 to Rep. David Brock Smith, R-Port Orford $2,000 to Sen. Betsy Johnson D Scappoose and $2,000 to Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie $5,000 to Sen. Peter Courtney
As Governor you have the authority to stop the sale of Coos Bay to Foreign Interest. Selling our natural resources and using eminent domain-to take the property of Oregonians is UNAMERICAN!!!
Thank you for contacting my office with your concerns regarding the Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposed liquid natural gas export facility, and the recent denial of permits for the project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Siting of projects such as Jordan Cove involve both state and federal permitting processes. The state’s permitting processes are based on established standards that serve to protect the public good, including environmental quality, public health, and safety. In carrying out their role in the state’s share of the permitting processes, I expect Oregon’s state agencies to follow all laws and regulatory processes to the letter.
The federal and many of the individual state permitting processes take into account public input and I strongly encourage concerned citizens to engage in those opportunities. Since export facilities and associated pipelines are subject to federal approval and local support, I encourage you to also share any concerns with your congressional representatives and local officials.
Although technically, Oregon’s Governor has no official role in this process, it is still critically important to me to fulfill my responsibility to ensure the process is lawful and transparent, that there is opportunity for public input, and that Oregon’s best interests are represented throughout. I want you to know that I am paying attention and taking this matter very seriously, and I appreciate your advocacy on behalf of your community.
Thank you again for taking the time to get in touch with me about these important issues.
To: Rep Gomberg; email@example.com; Senator, Arnie Roblan +19 others
Dear David, It should be illegal to accept campaign contributions in any amount or in any other form: period, no exceptions. Comments on the issues should be stated in the Voters Pamphlet, town hall meetings and through a grant of yet to be determined amount funded by the State of Oregon. The grant could be used to pay for media coverage of the campaign... Then a candidate or other person commenting on a candidacy should be made responsible for the accuracy of the remarks and statements made about another candidate. If a candidate slanders another, the statement must be the truth or take the chance of facing legal action.
Jordan Cove is an excellent example of how influence money works! Coos County Commissioner accepted 50,000. dollars form the proponents of Jordan Cove, Caddy McGowan accepted 15,000. dollars and your campaign accepted 2,500. dollars, whole others State Legislatures received more or less. Spending influence money to buy an elections should be illegal. If you go back through your emails you will find one from me asking you to return the money to the proponents of Jordan Cove.
I did as you suggested and contacted the Secretary of States office and the Oregon Department of Revenue and asked them to audit the campaign finances of those candidates that received money from the proponents of Jordan Cove to see who was paid using the influence money paid to vendors of the candidates.. They were polite when they refused to do so.
Looking forward is Coos County Commissioner Sweet going to run for State Senator or State Representative now that he has a 50,000. War Chest? Will the proponents of Jordan Cove donate similar amounts to other candidates for Coos County Commissioner, State Representative or State Senator?
Just when does the use of influence money come to an end?
From: Rep Gomberg <Rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 8:50 AM To: WILLIAM LACKNER <WILLIAMLACKNER001@msn.com> Subject: RE: Looks like Roblan is taking the money and running away from politics
To: Hi Bill,
It is already illegal to personally benefit from campaign contributions. All transitions are available online for you to review.
If you believe campaign contributions have been used improperly, I encourage you to reach out to the Secretary of State’s office.
Rep. David Gomberg
Oregon House District 10 900 Court St NE H-471 Salem, OR 97301 503-986-1410