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Eugene Resident "Condemns" Her Neighbors With Pipeline Art

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Mary DeMocker
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Eugene resident Mary DeMocker is creating a block-long interactive art installation protesting the proposed Pacific Connector pipeline.

DeMocker's homemade pipeline stretches across her neighbors' yards. It serves as a visual representation of eminent domain, which Pacific Connector might use to claim the land it needs to transport natural gas. DeMocker describes her mock project:

"What we've done is basically condemned all of the neighbors' houses, as will be done if this natural gas pipeline is allowed to go through between Malin and Coos Bay Oregon."

The Pacific Connector pipeline is slated to transport gas 230 miles across the state to a terminal in Coos Bay where it will be liquefied to ship to buyers on the Pacific Rim.

Everyone in DeMocker's neighborhood agreed to the installation which will be part of the "Condemned? You Decide" event running from March 4th to March 8th.

The display is on East 21st Avenue in Eugene between Agate and Emerald Streets.

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