Proposed LNG export terminal defeated! December 2, 2021

Photo: Greg Shine/BLM

We did it! The proposed Jordan Cove liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminal, and the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline that would have served it, are officially defeated in Oregon.

Pembina, the Canadian company behind the proposed project, has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) vacate the authorizations issued to them, effectively announcing that it has given up on its plans for the large-scale infrastructure project.

The victory is the culmination of the work of Oregon PSR alongside landowners, tribes, the State of Oregon, and other allied organizations to protect public health in southern Oregon and the climate. Over the years, Oregon PSR worked with its partners against the threat of fracked gas in the Pacific Northwest by producing reports, raising awareness, and advocating for state policy change.

In 2020, they also filed a lawsuit challenging FERC’s approval of the proposed terminal and pipeline.

In a statement, Oregon PSR said, “This is without a doubt a victory as the public health of southern Oregon is protected from this dangerous and deadly pipeline and LNG export terminal.”

Congratulations on a hard-won and highly significant victory!

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