Northwest Environmental Groups Appeal Coast Guard LOR on Columbia River LNG Traffic

Columbia Riverkeeper, Columbia-Pacific Commonsense, and Wahkiakum Friends of the River filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenging the U.S. Coast Guard’s Letter of Recommendation (LOR) and Letter of Recommendation Analysis on the suitability of the Columbia River for LNG marine traffic as it relates to safety and security. The LOR was in response to LNG Development Company, LLC, d/b/a Oregon LNG’s proposal to transport LNG by ship to a then-proposed receiving terminal at Warrenton, Ore. The Ninth Circuit Docket No. is 12-73385. Read more in The Daily Astorian article.

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