For Immediate Release
Despite Worse-Than-Coal Emissions, Obama Administration Finds Yet Another Natural Gas Export Facility Environmentally Insignificant
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s draft environmental impact statement on the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s proposed liquefied natural gas export plant in Coos Bay, Oregon, found that any potential environmental impacts would become insignificant if mitigation measures were implemented. This analysis moves yet another terminal for environmentally-destructive fuel one step closer to construction.
Friends of the Earth’s Climate and energy campaigner Kate DeAngelis offers the following statement, in response:
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Just last week Secretary of State Kerry called upon the U.S. to heed hard science. This decision is a soft denial of climate change and it exemplifies failed climate leadership. Liquefied natural gas contaminates our air and water and produces more harmful greenhouse gas emissions than coal. For the Obama administration to categorize this export plant as not significantly impactful to the environment twists the scientific data.
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