FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The United States Trade Representative says, "Exports have contributed nearly a third of economic growth since mid-2009, and account for approximately 13.5 percent of our economy." Oregon’s elected officials are currently advocating for more exports to create jobs and new tax revenues in the state, which is lagging behind many other states economically.
How many jobs will the Oregon LNG project provide?
We’ve recently heard from people in Warrenton and Clatsop County who continue to support the Oregon LNG project but are confused by the report of a Hearings Officer for the City of Warrenton. He recommended approval of permits for the proposed natural gas pipeline in Warrenton and concluded that the project meets the vast majority of City land use requirements, but he still recommended that the City Commission deny permits for the LNG terminal on the Skipanon Peninsula, based on what we believe were misinterpretations of codes and laws in a few key areas. We are appealing his decision to the City Commission.
We have just received the 96 page document from Land Use Hearings Officer Daniel Kearns. We are pleased that he recommends approval of permits for the proposed pipeline in Warrenton and concludes that the project meets the vast majority of City land use requirements.