- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - Opponents of an energy company’s $6 billion terminal and pipeline project are expected to use the dismissal of an easement challenge to contest development permits.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://bit.ly/1UsavWm) an Army Corps of Engineers easement threatens Oregon LNG’s plan to put export terminals there. The company amended its motion after a judge threw out the challenge, saying it wasn’t submitted in time.

Oregon LNG’s amended motion says the Corps seemed to have abandoned its claim to the area, which restarted the time limit for challenging the easement.

The company is seeking development permits in the city of Warrenton on Wednesday.

Planning staff will recommend approval, but Columbia Riverkeeper conservation director Dan Serres says the city should deny permits because the company doesn’t have Corps authorization to use the land.


Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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