Ore. state lawyers want LNG permits revoked

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COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- Lawyers for the state of Oregon have asked a federal agency to revoke permits for a liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay and its pipeline.

The state says the Jordan Cove development originally was designed to import gas from overseas, but now is looking for permission to export it.

The World newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/soVTre) that lawyers for Attorney General John Kroger argue the result would be to boost natural gas prices domestically and hurt the economy, so the project is no longer in the public interest.

The project's developers didn't return a call for comment Monday. They have said they have no import customers in the United States, where natural gas is abundant and the price relatively low.

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Information from: The World, http://www.theworldlink.com