Federal Court Says No To LNG Project


Oregon LNG faced a major setback as a federal judge ruled against its proposed LNG Project.  It had a major proposal to build an LNG terminal on the East Skipanon Peninsula near Warrenton, Oregon to export North American natural gas overseas.

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As per the ruling, Oregon LNG is not allowed to build the proposed terminal as it belongs to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who had a valid legal right to deposit dredge spoils.

“The Corps vigorously defended this lawsuit to protect a valuable public property right, and the court got it right,” said Miles Johnson, Clean Water Attorney for Columbia Riverkeeper.

Many of the local people and conservation groups opposed Oregon LNG as the project had a potential threat to the safety of the community, salmon habitat, farms and forestlands.  As per the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy report, the impact of LNG exports to Asia on climate change was worst than coal.