Agricultural homeseekers sign in Clatsop County, Oregon, 1938 (Photo credit: OSU Special Collections & Archives : Commons)
Oregon LNG, having had about enough of Clatsop County fearmongers, decided to sidestep the continuing fight over siting an LNG export/import terminal near the mouth of the Columbia River (no, not Lars Larson - the actual river) by applying for federal permitting via FERC. If approved, the federal permit overrides the concerns of Clatsop County commissioners and other bedwetters because the project's an interstate work.
That needs to happen, because Oregon's coast in recent years has been overrun by recent arrivals who oppose anything that might actually create jobs. It interferes with their desire to maintain most of the state as a very large park. As it stands, only 2% of all land in Oregon is developed in some way, but even that's too much for these folks. They have theirs, and they want to make damned sure that nobody else gets any. In fact, if they could cut developed areas back to one half of one percent, they'd do it - if they could hang onto the place they're living in.