"NOAA: Minimal Impact On Wildlife In Proposed Gas Project"

"COOS BAY, Ore. — Federal authorities suggested the environmental impact of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon would be minimal, saying the contentious project wouldn’t jeopardize protected species or adversely change their critical habitat.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said its review shows that the affects of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and a 230-mile (370-kilometer) feeder pipeline along Coos Bay would be short term or on a small scale, and dispersed broadly across 250 miles.

The biological study done by NOAA scientists reviewed 17 species listed under the Endangered Species Act and their critical habitats, including whales, sea turtles, salmon and other fish species. "

The Associated Press had the story January 11, 2020.

Source: AP, 01/13/2020