[SALEM, OR] – After receiving an approval today from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that is dependent on state permits, Pembina filed with the US Secretary of Commerce in an attempt to overturn Oregon’s denial of Jordan Cove LNG’s Coastal Zone Permit. At roughly the same time, Senator Ron Wyden issued a statement opposing the Jordan Cove LNG project and decrying the preferential treatment being given to Pembina by the federal government.read more
Despite Oregon Permit Denials and Current Public Health Crisis, Federal Agency Approves Jordan Cove LNG[WASHINGTON D.C.] In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic and national health emergency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally approved the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline today. The approval is conditioned on Pembina, the Canadian fossil fuel corporation behind the project, qualifying for critical permits from the state of Oregon, three of which have already been denied or withdrawn. The order has not been published, however, at a press conference this morning, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee stated, “[Jordan Cove LNG’s] certification does include provisions to file documentation that it has received all applicable authorizations before construction begins on pipeline.”read more
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