- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - Federal regulators have issued a draft environmental review saying an Oregon energy company that wants to export liquefied natural gas can mitigate most of the negative environmental impacts it would cause.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://bit.ly/1MPZduw ) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review this week found the LNG terminal would increase ship traffic, up conflicts between ships in the navigation channel, and inconvenience fishermen.

But the review says those problems can be avoided through proper coordination, or are minimal.

The review estimates terminal construction over four years would generate more than 9,500 jobs, including 2,755 direct jobs. Oregon LNG would eventually employ about 145 workers.

The Commission is still assessing how the project might impact threatened or endangered species and their habitat.

Environmentalists who oppose the project blasted the review.

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