Monday, November 23, 2009

Natural Gas Shipping Could Threaten Columbia River

Federal fish biologists have submitted a lengthy list of objections to a proposed natural gas terminal on the lower Columbia. Biologists are skeptical the Houston Based NorthStar energy would actually follow through with their proposed mitigation obligations and have also voiced dissatisfaction with the environmental impact assessment carried out by NorthStar. The company would need the go ahead from NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) biologists as well as the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to go ahead with the project and opponents believe the environmental challenges to the project will in all likelihood kill it.

More information in the Oregonian

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