OR - First U.S. West Coast LNG Project Gets The Greenligh
CNT: FERC steps over state objections and authorizes Jordon Cove LNG Project. It's game on as Gov. Kate Brown and state regulatory authorities unlikely to back down
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Jordan Cove LNG project in Oregon but set one condition: Pembina, the company behind the project, must obtain all necessary permits for the construction from the state authorities, the AP reports.
“Currently, this project does not have a green light from state agencies,” Oregon Governor Kate Brown said as quoted by the AP. “I have asked the state’s lawyers to consider all appropriate legal action to assure that Oregon permitting processes will be followed.”
Pembina has already applied for one state permit—a water quality certification document—and has been denied it. What’s more, the Oregon Department of State Lands refused to grant Pembina an extension to submit documents requesting a permit for sediment dredging at Coos Bay in preparation for the construction of the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.