Monday, September 01, 2014

Columbia River keeper has a road map for LNG opponents to follow Oregon LNG's proposal through the federal permitting process.  The public has until November 8th to submit written comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on a proposed liquid natural gas facility that the developer wants to site on Warrenton's Skipanon Peninsula.

 

Columbia Riverkeeper, along with other environmental groups, successfully tied up the process for a previous LNG proposal by Northern Star Natural Gas for an area just upriver from Astoria at a site that came to be known as Bradwood Landing.  That plant proposal was abandoned.  

The Oregon LNG proposal was actually the first project to be proposed for the lower Columbia area but it's original developer, Calpine Corporation entered recievership and that project went dormant for a number of years. At least publically.  While Northern Star attempted to win public support through an expensive public relations campaign that included openning an Astoria office and giving away thousands of dollars to local causes, that has not been the case with Oregon LNG and it's sister company Oregon Pipeline. They have been laying low and attempting the opposite approach staying out of the public eye and only surfacing when regulatory agencies have required public outreach.

Columbia Riverkeeper has prepared a guideline available on their website for those who are in opposition to the project for use during public hearings and when filing comments with FERC.  The guide can be found by clicking this link

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