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After Federal Approval, What Next For LNG?

Conceptual art of the finished plant at Jordan Cove.

The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) plan got a major green light recently.  FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, gave its approval to the plan for an export terminal near North Bend and a 230-mile pipeline running to it. 

But the decision, 2-1 from a FERC with two vacancies, came under immediate criticism from Oregon's governor.  Kate Brown pointed out that Jordan Cove still needs state permit approvals to open. 

So what happens now?  We discuss with David Bookbinder of the Niskanen Center and Bill Gow, who owns land the pipeline would cross.     

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.