Oregon has asked federal regulators to revoke their approval of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay.
The state of Oregon has asked federal regulators to revoke their approval of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay and reopen the record so the state can submit evidence that a revised terminal proposal is not in the public interest.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conditionally approved the Jordan Cove LNG import terminal project and the associated, 234-mile Pacific Connector pipeline in December 2009.
The proposed terminal was designed to offload tankers full of super-chilled natural gas imported from Australia, Russia or the Middle East, regasify the liquid and ship it primarily to consumers in California over a pipe connected to the interstate distribution network. FERC okayed the project, deciding the public interest in such a project outweighed any environmental impacts.