Senator Roblan Praises Jordan Cove Energy Project Authorization
COOS BAY—State Senator Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) praised today’s authorization by the U.S. Department of Energy for the Jordan Cove Energy Project in Coos Bay to export domestically-produced liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The Obama administration tentatively authorized an energy facility in Oregon to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), the agency announced Monday, adding one more license to six that allow companies to export LNG to countries without a free trade agreement with the U.S.
The Jordan Cove Energy Project is still awaiting the results of a Draft Environmental Impact State and final EIS from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It must find there is no natural gas supply problem for the U.S., as a whole, before final permission is given for Jordan Cove to move ahead with its export operations.
Senator Roblan said “The Jordan Cove Energy Project will provide much-needed economic development along the south Oregon coast in general and in Coos Bay in particular. This project will attract new investment, create good-paying jobs, and revitalize our coastal communities. My community has fought long and hard for this project over the years, and I am thrilled that today it is closer to becoming a reality in my district.”
In writing to President Obama to encourage federal approval of the project, Senator Roblan emphasized that the Jordan Cove Energy Project will help make the United States a net-exporter of natural gas.
“Without a doubt, the Jordan Cove Project is a win-win-win. It will be good for the people of Coos Bay, good for the people of Oregon, and good for the nation,” said Roblan. “I want to thank Senator Ron Wyden, the Oregon Coastal Caucus, and particularly Representative Caddy McKeown for their persistent efforts to secure this authorization from the Department of Energy.”
Senator Roblan represents Coos Bay in the Oregon Senate, and he represented the area in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012.