U.S. panel delays vote on Oregon pipeline amid process issues

There was no immediate response to a request for comment from Jordan Cove.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 7:12 AM
Updated: Feb 21, 2020 7:13 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A U.S. regulatory agency delayed a vote on a proposed natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal in Oregon.

One member said Thursday that greenhouse gas emissions and endangered species should be considered and he blasted the decision-making process as ''rotten.''

The issues bluntly raised at the meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington came on top of objections to the mega-project by Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development.

In a letter released Wednesday, the department said the Jordan Cove Energy Project would harm the environment and had failed to obtain necessary permits.

There was no immediate response to a request for comment from Jordan Cove.

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