FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Contact: Gabby Brown, Sierra Club, firstname.lastname@example.org, 914-261-4626 Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, email@example.com, 503-914-1323 Allie Rosenbluth, Rogue Climate, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-816-2240 Southern Oregon Advocates Challenge Federal Approval of Jordan Cove LNG Washington, DC -- Today, southern Oregon organizations filed a lawsuit challenging Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. FERC issued its approval in March, conditioned on the project qualifying for critical permits from the state of Oregon. Three of those permits have already been denied or withdrawn. A group of Oregon landowners impacted by eminent domain filed their own challenge to the project late last week. Many others, including the state of Oregon, multiple Tribal governments, and fishers and crabbers, had also all requested FERC revisit its ruling on the widely opposed project, and have 60 days from FERC’s May 22 denial of rehearing to file their own lawsuits.read more
Press Release: Jordan Cove LNG Rehearing Denied by Federal Agency, Southern Oregon Communities Prepare to Challenge DecisionFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Thursday, May 21, 2020 Jordan Cove LNG Rehearing Denied by Federal Agency, Southern Oregon Communities Prepare to Challenge Decision [WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it would deny all requests for rehearing for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. The State of Oregon, multiple Tribal governments, landowners impacted by eminent domain, fishers and crabbers, and environmental groups had all requested FERC revisit its ruling on the widely-opposed project. FERC Commissioner Richard Glick was the lone dissent, pointing to climate, private property concerns, and the low chance that this project will ever be built. Communities across Oregon reaffirmed their commitment to taking every step to ensure that the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and pipeline will not move forward. This denial can be appealed to the United States Courts of Appeals.read more
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