The Jordan Cove Liquefaction and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects are still with us and remain controversial. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Land Management is holding three more scoping meetings to take comments on both the Liquefaction project in Coos Bay and the pipeline cutting across the bottom part of the State of Oregon. This pipeline will cross portions of Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos Counties. These meetings are part of the pre-filing process prior to the production of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the projects.
On August 2, 2012, FERC issued a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the projects. FERC previously held four public scoping meetings during the week of Aug. 27-30, in Coos Bay, Roseburg, Klamath Falls and Medford. These public meetings are to solicit comments on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed projects. Comments may be either verbal or written and presented during these meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to allow the agencies to focus on the environmental issues involved in the pipeline and terminal projects.
The three meetings will be held in North Bend at the Mill Casino on October 9, in Canyonville at Seven Feathers Casino on October 10 and Malin Community Park Hall on October 11. All meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p. m.
All public meetings will be posted on the commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/Events.ist.aspx or call toll free at (866) 208-3676.