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Opponents appeal Oregon LNG pipeline vote

Ecotrope | Nov. 24, 2010 4:20 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 1:44 p.m.

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Brett VandenHeuvel and the Columbia Riverkeeper team are at it again. Today they announced they’re appealing Clatsop County’s approval of the Oregon LNG liquefied natural gas pipeline – along with a group of landowners along the pipeline route.

That’s the LNG terminal proposed in Warrenton, at the mouth of the Columbia River. It has a 117-mile pipeline slated to run through northwest Oregon from the terminal to a gas hub in Molalla. From the Columbia Riverkeeper’s announcement:

“Despite overwhelming public opposition to the “Oregon LNG” project in Warrenton, three lame duck Clatsop County Commissioners contributed to a 4-1 vote on November 8th that conditionally approved Oregon LNG’s pipeline.

Riverkeeper appealed the County’s decision to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).

‘The LNG pipeline has huge impacts to forests, farms, and salmon habitat in Clatsop County and beyond,’ stated Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper. ‘The Commissioners shouldn’t rubber-stamp such a harmful project.’”

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