AG office’s role in defunct LNG proposal questioned

Republican leader Ted Ferrioli is demanding to know what role a fired prosecutor played in the derailed Bradwood Landing LNG proposal.

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Sen. Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli has encouraged his fellow lawmakers to seek information about the role Brent Foster played in the derailed Bradwood Landing LNG terminal proposal.

Foster was a Department of Justice attorney who resigned after accusations that he had misrepresented his role in a criminal environmental case.

Backers of the Bradwood Landing LNG terminal east of Astoria recently suspended permitting efforts after six years and tens of millions of dollars, citing endless regulatory delays that led their investors to lose confidence.

Ferrioli wants Kroger’s office to release more public records detailing Foster’s involvement in the LNG permitting process by state agencies — in particular 64 emails that the Department has withheld from a public records request by the news website North Coast Oregon.


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