Liquified Natural Gas Project Misses Permit Deadlines

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Missed deadlines for permits for the development of a major West Coast liquified natural gas pipeline and export terminal are adding to questions about whether the project will go forward.

Jefferson Public Radio reports on Aug. 19 the environmental nonprofit Rogue Climate issued a statement saying the Jordan Cove Energy Project backed by Canadian energy company Pembina has missed four land-use permit deadlines this summer, the most recent of which expired Aug. 11.

A Medford attorney who has represented pipeline opponents, Tonia Moro, said it leads them to possibly interpret that they’re moving away from this project altogether.

A spokesperson for the energy company did not respond to a request for comment.

Moro said reapplying for these permits would be a significant step back in the regulatory process.

“By giving up these permits they’re giving up quite an investment into the regulatory process itself,” she says.

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