Oregon fights LNG

Oregon and others file petitions to stop construction of an LNG terminal and a gas pipeline.

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The state of Oregon and the National Marine Fisheries Service are among the groups who filed petitions for a new hearing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The petitions are part of an effort to halt the construction of a liquefied natural gas import terminal in Coos Bay and a gas pipeline that would run through the Rogue River watershed.

They joined a coalition of local residents, environmental groups and fishermen who filed a similar petition on Saturday, asking FERC to reconsider its December approval of the terminal and 234-mile pipeline from Coos Bay to Malin near the California border.

In challenging FERC’s decision, Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Attorney General John Kroger said the commission failed to meet standards set in the Federal Clean Water Act and the Coast Zone Management Act.

Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.

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