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LNG critics ask Oregon governor to oppose project

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ASTORIA, Ore.— Confident that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will eventually issue a license for Oregon LNG’s $6 billion liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline on Warrenton, Ore.’s Skipanon Peninsula, opponents are calling on Gov. Kate Brown to take a stand against the project.

The commission’s environmental staff held two public comment meetings at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center this week, allowing concerned citizens to weigh in on the agency’s draft environmental impact statement for the Oregon LNG project. The nearly 1,000-page draft statement, released in August, concluded that the proposed project will result in adverse environmental impacts on water quality and fish and wildlife habitat, but that the company could minimize and mitigate these impacts to less-than-significant levels.

The commission will review all oral and written comments and respond to them in the final environmental impact statement, scheduled for release in February. The commission will consider the final statement when deciding whether to authorize Oregon LNG to proceed with development in Warrenton.

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