The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted 2-1 Thursday to approve the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project in Oregon, but it still has some barriers in its way. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.
Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson was part of a group of county officials who attended meetings in Washington DC in March with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and a lobbyist for the Jordan Cove Project. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Parrish, whose story on the meeting and possible ethics violations was published in the Guardian US Edition last week.
The Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector Pipeline Project, which would ship natural gas from Colorado and Canada to a liquifaction plant in Coos Bay, Oregon, has been mired in the permit process for more than a decade. It was dealt another blow recently by a Circuit Court Judge. Amy Hadden Marsh has an update.