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Coos County Voters Reject Measure Targeting LNG Facility

OPB | May 16, 2017 5:17 p.m.

Coos County voters rejected a measure Tuesday designed to prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built on the coast.

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Oregon Fight Over LNG Project Latest NW Action On Fossil Fuels

AP | May 14, 2017 9:08 a.m. | Seattle

The ballot measure before Coos County voters Tuesday would block the $7.5 billion Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposed liquefied natural gas port that would be the first of its kind on the U.S. West Coast.

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Portland General Electric Pulls Permit For Natural Gas Plants

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Portland

Portland General Electric has suspended plans to permit two new natural gas-powered facilities.

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Bigger Company Joins Push For LNG Export Facility On Oregon Coast

OPB/EarthFix | May 2, 2017 noon

The Canadian company behind the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project is getting bigger.

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Jordan Cove Donates Big To Squash Measure Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

The Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon

Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.

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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.

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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.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

World's Largest Methanol Plant Lands Key Permit Approval From A Washington County

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 27, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Cowlitz County has approved a key permit for a controversial methanol plant proposed on the Columbia River. Opponents plan to appeal the decision.

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FERC Denies Re-Hearing For Jordan Cove LNG Terminal Near Coos Bay

The Coos Bay World | Dec. 9, 2016 3:19 p.m.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decided in March to deny a permission to build a 234-mile-long interstate pipeline that would end in an export terminal in Jordan Cove.

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Umatilla Tribes Learned Potential Dangers Of Fossil Fuel Pipelines Years Ago

East Oregonian | Nov. 30, 2016 1:40 p.m.

For tribal officials, a 1999 explosion underscored the potential danger of fossil fuel pipelines criss-crossing the landscape where American Indians live, hunt and retain cultural resources.

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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.

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Oregon LNG Proposals' End Signal A Glut In The Market

OPB | April 16, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Portland

The backers of a proposed $6 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal and pipeline on the Columbia River have decided to end the project, known as Oregon LNG. A glut of LNG hitting international markets may be the reason. 

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Oregon Energy Exporter Announces A Japanese Buyer For Its Liquefied Natural Gas

OPB/EarthFix | April 8, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

This is the second preliminary purchase deal announced since federal energy regulators denied approval of the export terminal and pipeline project. 

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Jordan Cove To Appeal LNG Pipeline Denial

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | March 24, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Jordan Cove LNG will appeal a denial to build a 232-mile-long natural gas pipeline across Oregon and a processing terminal in Coos Bay.

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Southern Oregon Natural Gas Project Gets Federal Environmental Approval

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 30, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon

Federal regulators determine that Jordan Cove can take steps to minimize environmental and safety concerns surrounding the liquefied natural gas export terminal and pipeline.

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Jordan Cove LNG Opponents 'Hike The Pipe'

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 5, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Shady Cove, Oregon

Opponents of the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline are hiking the proposed pipe route from Malin to Coos Bay, Oregon.

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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.

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Top Stories: 22,000 PGE Customers Without Power, Memorial Planned For Clackamas Town Center Shooting Anniversary

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014 8 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Friday, Dec. 12: About 22,000 Portland General Electric customers are without power; a special memorial two years after the Clackamas Town Center shooting will be held tonight in Portland; University of Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota won more awards at the College Football Awards Show; and more.

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Statesman Journal: Natural Gas Rates To Increase In Oregon Next Year

statesman_journal | Oct. 29, 2014 1:26 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The price for natural gas will jump up in 2015 across the state, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission announced Tuesday, despite record-breaking production levels in the U.S. in each of the past seven years.

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Top Stories: 3 Gubernatorial Debates Scheduled, Hermiston Makes Moves For Natural Gas Utility

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 8:15 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Tuesday, Aug. 26: The candidates for governor have set dates for three of five debates, Hermiston has taken the first step in forming its own utility to provide natural gas, Grants Pass native Ty Burrell won an Emmy Monday night for his role in "Modern Family," and more.