This is an aerial view of the North Spit, the proposed site for the Jordan Cove liquified natural gas pipeline.

This is an aerial view of the North Spit, the proposed site for the Jordan Cove liquified natural gas pipeline.

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  • A proposed pipeline and export facility for liquified natural gas in Coos Bay faces a number of permit hurdles this year. Pembina, the Canadian company that proposes to build the Jordan Cove Energy Project, has submitted over 3,000 pages to the Department of State Lands for a permit. The permit would allow the company to dredge and fill on state lands to make way for construction of the pipeline and boat loading terminal. Vicki Walker, director of the Department of State Lands, tells us about this particular permit, which has a public comment period that ends Feb. 3. Nicholas Johnson, a reporter for The World newspaper in Coos Bay, tells us about where the project stands, and how the community of Coos Bay has been responding.

 

  

  • We sit down with retired Bend doctor Thomas J. Sims to talk about his new memoir, “On Call in the Arctic.” The book documents his unlikely journey to rural Alaska and his time in Nome in the 1970s, serving as the area’s sole medical provider. Sims runs a medical consulting practice and writes a newsletter called “Doc Talk Today” and a blog for Psychology Today. He’s also an actor.

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