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Oregon DEQ, NMFS Seek Additional Environmental Data on Bradwood Landing LNG Project

The Oregonian reports that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the National Marine Fisheries Service have requested additional information regarding potential water quality impacts of the planned Bradwood Landing LNG import project. According to the article, the DEQ says that it is not likely to decide on the water permits by the April 2010 deadline.

Backers of Clatsop County Recall Allege Push Polling By Opponents

The Daily Astorian reports that leaders of the effort to recall two Clatsop County, Ore., commissioners due to their support of the Bradwood Landing LNG import terminal allege that opponents of the recall are conducting push polls.

Op-Ed Responds to Editorial on Recall Efforts in Clatsop County

Marc Auerbach, one of the leaders of the effort to recall two Clatsop County, Ore., county commissioners, writes in an op-ed carried by The Oregonian that recall of these two officials is appropriate. The piece, written in response to an editorial carried by the newspaper yesterday, likens the recall effort to firing an employee of a company and argues that the recall right is not...

FERC Rejects EPA’s Request for Cooperating Agency Status in Weaver’s Cove LNG Proceeding

Yesterday FERC announced that it has rejected EPA’s request for cooperating agency status in the Weaver’s Cove LNG offshore berth proceeding. According to the Commission, the decision was based on EPA’s statements that the agency would not pledge not to release pre-decisional information related to the NEPA analysis of the project. FERC noted that if EPA modifies its...

Repsol CEO Expects Canaport LNG to “Create a Lot of Value” Despite Current Market Conditions

Speaking to Platts LNG Daily [subscription required], Repsol YPF CEO Antonio Brufau said that although natural gas market conditions in North America are not favorable at present, he expects the Canaport LNG import terminal to play a key role in Repsol’s global portfolio of assets.

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