September 30, 2015
Barrasso: Final Jordan Cove EIS Great News for Rocky Mountain Natural Gas
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) publication of its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal:
“Now that FERC has given a second positive environmental review of the Jordan Cove LNG export project, I call on the Department of Energy to quickly give its final approval to this important project. The administration has given communities along the Gulf Coast and East Coast the opportunity to access overseas markets. It must not leave the West behind. The administration must give western states and Indian tribes equal opportunity to access overseas markets and fully reap the benefits of LNG exports.”
The Jordan Cove LNG export terminal would be located in Coos Bay, Oregon. The terminal would provide Rocky Mountain states and Indian tribes access to overseas markets.
On January 12, 2015, Senator Barrasso led a group of bicameral lawmakers from Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah in a letter to FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur expressing their support for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal.
On February 9, 2015, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe (Colorado) sent a letter to FERC Chairman LaFleur expressing support for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal.
On March 24, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) approved a conditional license to Jordan Cove to export LNG to nations that do not have free trade agreements with the United States.
On November 12, 2013, Senator Barrasso led a group of bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers from Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah in a letter to the Secretary of Energy expressing their support for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal.
On October 29, 2013, the Ute Indian Tribe on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (Utah) sent a letter to the Secretary of Energy expressing its support for the project, and on January 27, 2014, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe sent a letter to the Secretary of Energy expressing its support.