• FERC Staff Finds Jordan Cove Energy Project's LNG Terminal an Environmentally Acceptable Action
  • October 2, 2015
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • FERC’s environmental staff (Staff) has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Ore., and interconnected pipeline (together, the “Project”). The Staff concludes that construction and operation of the Project would result in some limited adverse environmental impacts, but most of these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels with mitigation measures. In its summary, Staff states that if the Project “is constructed and operated in accordance with the recommended mitigation measures, we conclude that it would be an environmentally acceptable action.” The FEIS’s conclusion can be found here - http://elibrary-backup.ferc.gov/idmws/common/OpenNat.asp?fileID=13999648, and the remaining portions of the FEIS can be found on eLibrary under Docket No. CP13-492.