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Comment Period Extended for Southern Oregon LNG Export Proposal

By Amelia Templeton
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Energy regulators are giving the public more time to comment on a proposed liquid natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Southern Oregon

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Energy regulators are giving the public more time to comment on a proposed liquid natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Southern Oregon.

Citizens now have until October 29th to go online and tell the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission what issues to include in an environmental review.

FERC will also accept comments by letter, and in a series of public meetings. The first was held last night in Coos Bay, and FERC says it will schedule two additional meetings.

Jordan Cove LNG Scoping Meetings
  • Roseburg 08/28 6:30pm Umpqua Community College Campus Center Dining Room 541-440-4600
  • Klamath Falls, 08/29 6:30pm Oregon Institute of Technology College Union Auditorium 541-885-1030
  • Medford 08/29 6:30pm Medford School District Education Center Auditorium 541-842-3636

The proposed Jordan Cove terminal in Coos Bay would be able to export about a billion cubic feet of LNG a day to markets in Asia.

The project’s new pipeline would connect Jordan Cove to a supply pipe in the Klamath Basin, crossing private property and federal forests.

Lesley Adams, with the group Rogue Riverkeeper, says the environmental impact of the terminal will reach beyond the Pacific Northwest.

“If there is an LNG export terminal built on the Oregon coastline, that is an incentive for companies to frack more gas in the Rockies. “

A spokesman for Jordan Cove says that if the U.S. doesn’t export natural gas to meet growing demands in Asia, Canada will.

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