$7.5B Oregon LNG Site May Dry Up Coastal Lakes, Enviros Say

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 5:05 PM EST) -- An Oregon conservation group on Friday pressed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to weigh the environmental costs of a proposed $7.5 billion liquefied natural gas export facility, saying the plant's “tremendous” need for water threatens to dry out nearby lakes and wetlands.

The proposed project, in the works for years, is a large-scale effort to export several million tons of LNG each year to cash in on a rising need for the commodity in energy-starved, import-reliant Asian markets across the Pacific.

Cascadia Wildlands told the agency...
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