Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Coalition Group Appeals Against DSL Dredging Permit Approval For Proposed Coos Bay LNG/Coal Export Facitity

February 8, 2012
Dredging News Online

A coalition of local residents, grassroots environmental and clean-energy groups has filed an appeal of the Oregon Department of State Lands’ decision to issue a dredging permit for the Port of Coos Bay that would allow the Port to export dirty coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG).While the “multi-purpose” dredging permit was initially sought to develop an LNG import terminal, the Port of Coos Bay recently entered into a confidential agreement with an undisclosed coal export company seeking to export coal overseas annually, and LNG backers have changed their plans to export domestic gas instead.

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