Ruling complicates LNG


The Oregon Court of Appeals overturned zoning approvals for the Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas terminal.

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The Oregon Court of Appeals overturned zoning approvals for the Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas terminal.

Though Bradwood’s backers have already declared bankruptcy and abandoned their efforts, opponents worry that another entity could resurrect the project by purchasing the development rights out of bankruptcy.

More significantly, the appeals court’s decision on what constitutes salmon protection could play into ongoing efforts to develop LNG terminals in Warrenton and Coos Bay.

Twice in the last two years, the state Land Use Board of Appeals sent Clatsop County’s zoning approval for the Bradwood Landing terminal back for reconsideration. LUBA asked the county to justify how it determined the terminal would be a small- to medium-size industrial facility, versus a large one, and thus consistent with the county’s land-use plan.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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