The pipeline would terminate north of Coos Bay at a proposed LNG plant at Jordan Cove.

The pipeline would terminate north of Coos Bay at a proposed LNG plant at Jordan Cove.

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Oregon’s state geologist says the scientific analysis of potential earthquake and tsunami hazards for a proposed natural gas pipeline and export facility is inadequate and relies on outdated data.

The concerns about the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove processing terminal were outlined in a letter by Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Director and State Geologist Brad Avy.

“DOGAMI finds the information in the Resource Reports submitted by the applicant to be incomplete, has comments about possible deficiencies in the scientific and engineering analyses related to geologic hazards; and at this point is not satisfied that geologic hazards will be adequately addressed to ensure public safety,” Avy wrote.

The Oregon Department of Justice submitted the letter this month to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is reviewing the pipeline and export facility project.

Read the whole story at the Medford Mail Tribune.