Clatsop says no to LNG facility, backers await word from feds
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Clatsop County commissioners have nixed efforts to place a liquefied natural gas facility along the Oregon coast.
The Oregonian newspaper and other outlets reported last week that the county’s commission unanimously voted to deny a request that would have placed an LNG pipeline and terminal on 41 miles of the county’s land.
In an Oregon Public Broadcasting report, representatives of the project’s developers, Oregon LNG and the Oregon Pipeline Co., called into question whether the vote means the end for the proposal.
The groups told OPB that federal regulators have the final call as to whether the facility should be built.
Oregon LNG had filed its most recent request, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for the project in June. Supporters had said the facility would yield $6.3 billion in direct spending during construction and deliver liquefied natural gas to both coastal communities and abroad.
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