"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today [Thursday] moved to boost transmission incentives and approved a controversial liquefied natural gas export terminal in Oregon.
The action comes as the agency has largely moved to telework, including canceling its monthly public business meeting, to help thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus.
FERC voted 2-1 to approve the Jordan Cove LNG project and corresponding pipeline network build-out.
A decision on the $10 billion proposal had been expected at last month's meeting but was upended when Commissioner Bernard McNamee, a Republican, voted against approving the permit to secure more time for consideration after learning about a permit rejection by the state of Oregon (Greenwire, Feb. 20)."