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State Agencies, Jordan Cove Opponents Seek Withdrawal Of Federal Approval

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A lengthy list of landowners and conservation groups – as well as several Oregon state agencies -- is looking to reverse the recent federal approval of the Jordan Cove Energy Project.

The groups want the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to withdraw or re-hear its conditional decision last month to allow the Jordan Cove pipeline and liquefied natural gas project in southwest Oregon to proceed.

The Klamath Tribes and more than two dozen landowners along the 229-mile pipeline route are joined by a slew of environmental groups from the Sierra Club to Rogue Climate.

Also asking FERC to reconsider are the Oregon departments of Energy, Environmental Quality, Fish and Wildlife and Land Conservation and Development.

All claim the FERC approval decision was procedurally flawed and violated multiple federal environmental laws.

FERC’s go-ahead is contingent on Jordan Cove getting all necessary state approvals, as well. So far, the project has received none of them.

Liam Moriarty has been covering news in the Pacific Northwest for three decades. He served two stints as JPR News Director and retired full-time from JPR at the end of 2021. Liam now edits and curates the news on JPR's website and digital platforms.