Columbia Riverkeeper fought LNG terminals and pipelines for over a decade. Check out a selection of historic documents from the campaign.
Selection of Legal Victories & Public Comments:
- City of Warrenton Hearings Officer Denies Oregon LNG Terminal. Riverkeeper teamed with hundreds of Estuary activists to convince an expert Hearings Officer that Oregon LNG posed an unreasonable threat to fish and fishing. Through hours of testimony and hundreds of pages of legal comments, Riverkeeper and our allies pierced Oregon LNG’s false claims.
- Oregon LNG’s Lawsuit Against Clatsop County. In 2010, Riverkeeper challenged Clatsop County’s decision to approve a 41-mile segment of Oregon LNG’s pipeline. After the County decided to reconsider its decision, Oregon LNG sued the County. After years of legal wrangling, Oregon LNG lost. In October 2013, Clatsop County denied Oregon LNG’s land use permits. Riverkeeper intervened to defend the County’s reasoning and right to make a decision. The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the County’s decision.
- State of Oregon’s Veto Authority. Under the Coastal Zone Management Act, Oregon LNG could not build its terminal and pipeline without the State of Oregon’s approval. Riverkeeper made the case to state regulators to exercise this authority. Oregon LNG ultimately ended the project before the State of Oregon reached a decision.
- Key Permits for LNG Projects. LNG development requires multiple federal and state permits. Read a selection of Columbia Riverkeeper’s public comments and fact sheets on the Oregon LNG project.
Other Historic Documents