Oregon approves LNG terminal dredge permit

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Oregon granted a dredging permit to the Port of Coos Bay to build a new marine terminal for ships carrying liquefied natural gas.

The permit granted Wednesday by the Department of State Lands is one of many needed before the controversial Jordan Cove LNG project and a related pipeline can go forward.
Opponents of the proposed pipeline have argued that the department should deny the permit. They cited the state attorney general's efforts to deny federal approval for an LNG export terminal based on arguments that shipping gas overseas would raise prices in Oregon.

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