“Jordan Cove Decision Delayed By Feds After Oregon Denies Key Permit”

“Federal energy regulators have once again delayed their decision on the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline project. At a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission meeting Thursday morning, commissioners voted 2-1 not to move the project forward.

The delay followed a decision Wednesday by the state of Oregon to deny a permit that state officials say is necessary for the project to move forward.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Bernard McNamee said he wanted to give his agency more time to review Oregon’s permit decision. It’s unclear when the commission will consider the project again, but McNamee said he would be ready to vote next week.”

Kimberley Freda and Jes Burns report for Oregon Public Broadcasting February 20, 2020.