laurie laurie, May 6, 2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today denied the Jordan Cove LNG project the 401 Clean Water Act permit. This is a potentially fatal blow to Pembina’s proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and 229 mile-long Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, which cannot be built without this permit. The grassroots coalition that has opposed this project for almost 15 years celebrated the decision, including impacted landowners, anglers, small business owners, tribal members, health professionals, and more. Read the full statement:

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Letter from DEQ to Jordan Cove LNG LLC

News Release

From DEQ’s website:

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a decision on Jordan Cove’s application for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification.  The certification is required for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue permits for the project.
DEQ’s decision is to deny the requested certification at this time.  However, DEQ’s action is being made “without prejudice.”  This means that the applicant may reapply for the certification, and submit additional information that could result in a different decision.
If Jordan Cove resubmits an application along with information addressing DEQ’s concerns, DEQ will work to keep the timing of its review in line with the overall federal schedule for the project, but this will depend on the applicant submitting the requested information in a timely manner.
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