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Jordan Cove Receives Letter of Recommendation from US Coast Guard
Jordan Cove has cleared another hurdle following a 15-month evaluation by the US Coast Guard. The letter of recommendation for the project, sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission came after the agency completed a review of the Water Suitability Assessment. In a letter to FERC, Coast Guard officials in charge of assessing the suitability of LNG marine traffic determined the project could move forward with recommendations. It stated the waterway is considered suitable for LNG marine traffic associated with the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal. To make the determination, Coast Guard Sector Columbia River personnel worked with the applicant, state and local emergency response providers as well as port and community stakeholders to assess the safety and security with LNG tankers travelling into Coos Bay. The Coast Guard will continue to work with FERC on the development of an Environmental Impact Statement. The project still needs approval from FERC who has final authorization over siting, construction, and operation of onshore LNG facilities.