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State seeks to stop Coos Bay LNG project

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.

 

Read more in today's Oregonian.

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