FERC today approved construction and operation of a LNG terminal at Coos Bay on the southern Oregon coast, along with a 230-mile pipeline across SW Oregon to transport the gas to the terminal.
GRANTS PASS, Ore.
Federal regulators granted final environmental approval Wednesday for building a pipeline and port facilities for shipping Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia via the Oregon coast.
Why, yes - preservationist groups are hopping mad. Fish will be hurt, water temperatures will rise, and the planet as we know it will come to an end. They vow to (of course) litigate in order to avert the catastrophe. FERC, for it's part, begs to differ:
The final environmental impact statement prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found that building and operating the gas terminal and pipeline would cause some environmental damage.