FERC Kills Jordan Cove LNG Project After Export Switch

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday revoked its approval of the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project in Oregon, ruling that Jordan Cove's attempt to use the terminal for exporting, instead of importing, exceeded the scope of FERC's original authorization.

The decision comes after a challenge by the state of Oregon and more than a dozen environmental groups asking the commission to reconsider and vacate its authorization for the project based on environmental concerns. In Tuesday's order, FERC granted the request to pull its authorization,...
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