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White House Advisor Promises Approval For Oregon's Controversial LNG Project

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2017 11:45 a.m.

One of President Trump’s top economic advisors says the administration plans to approve a permit for the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project in Coos Bay.

Energy | Environment | Land use

It's Round 3 For Jordan Cove LNG Terminal And Pipeline

OPB/EarthFix | March 17, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

After being denied by federal regulators last years, backers of the liquefied natural gas project are starting again.

Communities | Environment | Land use

Oregon Regulators Delay Decision On Energy Export Project

OPB/EarthFix | June 13, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The announcement comes ahead of a protest Tuesday in Salem by opponents of the project.

Think Out Loud

Environmental Update

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on some of the environmental stories they've been following.

Energy | Ecotrope

Wyden: Where's the limit on LNG exports?

Ecotrope | Nov. 8, 2011 8:22 a.m.

At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) piped up on some of the biggest concerns Oregonians have about exporting liquefied natural gas from Coos Bay.

Energy | Ecotrope

Pipeline Rep: "It Remains To Be Seen" How LNG Export Benefits The Northwest

Ecotrope | Sept. 23, 2011 7:30 a.m.

Cassandra explored whether you can make an argument that exporting liquified natural gas is in the public interest. She found several: exporting LNG could encourage domestic natural gas production, help balance the trade deficit, and encourage free trade and competition.

Energy | Ecotrope

LNG export in Oregon: "The truth is out"

Ecotrope | Sept. 22, 2011 1:52 p.m.

For years, liquefied natural gas developers in Oregon shunned the idea of flipping their proposed LNG import terminals around to export natural gas instead.

Energy | Ecotrope

Oregon LNG backer: "If we had known what we were getting into, we would not have done it!"

Ecotrope | May 17, 2011 10:33 a.m.

While reporting on another lost court challenge for Oregon LNG today, OPB's environment reporter Rob Manning dug up this report from Leucadia National Corp., the New York holding company funding the Oregon LNG project.

Energy | Ecotrope

Clatsop County vs. Oregon LNG: Game on

Ecotrope | March 18, 2011 4:04 a.m.

A Clatsop County Circuit Court judge decided on Thursday that the Clatsop County Commission can continue its process of reversing an earlier commission's land-use approval for the Oregon LNG liquefied natural gas pipeline.

Energy | Ecotrope

Exporting LNG from Oregon? 'A stupid idea'

Ecotrope | March 17, 2011 11:04 a.m.

So, the Coos Bay World and Rob Manning report Jordan Cove developers have started thinking about turning their proposed liquefied natural gas import terminal into an export terminal. Not that they have the permits to do either just yet.

Energy | Ecotrope

Oregon's issue with LNG approval still unresolved

Ecotrope | March 2, 2011 6:09 a.m.

Tony Green, spokesman for Oregon Attorney General, said the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas project doesn't resolve the state's biggest issue: that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted the project license before state permits were approved.

Energy | Ecotrope

9th Circuit: Bradwood Landing LNG is so over

Ecotrope | March 2, 2011 4:50 a.m.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a petition from the state of Oregon and opponents of the Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas development. The ruling released today says, basically, the petitioners' concerns about the project are moot now that there is little to no chance of the LNG terminal and pipeline ever being built.

Energy | Ecotrope

New board takes back Oregon LNG approval

Ecotrope | Jan. 13, 2011 12:47 a.m.

I guess Oregon LNG didn't call "no take-backs" before three new Clatsop County commissioners were sworn in this week. The new gang is already showing a less favorable leaning on liquefied natural gas than the commissioners they replaced (as promised in the May 2010 elections).

Energy | Ecotrope

NMFS: Oregon LNG not ready for review

Ecotrope | Dec. 9, 2010 10:27 a.m.

Thanks to Columbia Riverkeeper for keeping us posted on all things LNG. Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service has sent a letter to federal energy regulators letting them know that the Oregon LNG liquefied natural gas project is not ready to enter the National Environmental Policy Act review process yet (a time-consuming requirement for LNG licensing).

Energy | Ecotrope

Opponents appeal Oregon LNG pipeline vote

Ecotrope | Nov. 24, 2010 4:20 a.m.

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.

Energy | Ecotrope

Why put a nail in the Bradwood LNG coffin?

Ecotrope | Nov. 4, 2010 9:55 a.m.

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals sided with liquefied natural gas opponents in the ongoing dispute over the Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas terminal yesterday. The board ruled Clatsop County wrongly granted land-use approval to the project without considering the full size of the development and without requiring enough protection for salmon.

Energy | Renewable energy | Ecotrope

Kulongoski on LNG: Why all the fuss?

Ecotrope | July 16, 2010 12:43 p.m.

In a surprisingly candid interview with The Daily Astorian this week, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski moved another step away from his earlier suggestions that a liquefied natural gas import facility would help bridge the state's current energy portfolio to a new, all-renewable future.