WESTERN STATES AND TRIBAL NATIONS APPLAUDS FERC’S CAREFUL REVIEW OF JORDAN COVE AND URGES RAPID APPROVAL
WASHINGTON – The Western States and Tribal Nations (WSTN) natural gas initiative applauded the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) careful scrutiny of Pembina Pipeline Corp.’s Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project, which demonstrates the world-leading regulatory standards the United States demands of any energy infrastructure.
“As potentially the first LNG facility built to export from the west coast of North America, it is imperative that the regulatory review of Jordan Cove be above reproach,” WSTN’s Andrew Browning said. “WSTN supports Jordan Cove because it will demonstrate to the world how the United States and partner nations like Canada spare no effort to ensure that our energy production and transportation is carried out in the most environmentally responsible way.”
FERC on Thursday voted not to move the project forward so that it could have more time to review the filings, an encouraging request by Commissioner Bernard McNamee.
“We are confident that Jordan Cove will meet FERC’s rigorous standards, and that FERC will demonstrate the regulatory certainty and fair-handedness that has been sorely lacking in the United States until recently, particularly at the state level,” Browning said. “Jordan Cove’s journey through the Oregon regulatory process has been an example of why companies need greater clarity from government agencies.”
“Once finished, Jordan Cove will deliver reliable supplies of responsibly produced and cleaner natural gas to Asian nations that are using dirtier fuels because they are the least expensive option,” Browning said. “At the same time, the production will generate wealth and economic growth for rural areas of our states, provinces and tribal nations whose natural resources right now cannot get to market.”
About Western States and Tribal Nations Western States and Tribal Nations is a unique, trans-national initiative led by sovereign tribal nations, states and counties focused on creating rural economic development, advancing tribal self-determination and a reducing global emissions through the export of clean natural gas from western North American basins to international markets.
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