Feds deny permit for liquefied gas port, pipeline

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COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- Federal regulators have denied a permit for a liquefied natural gas terminal in the southern Oregon coastal town of Coos Bay.

The World reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the 25-page ruling Friday, saying the Jordan Cove Energy Project would adversely impact landowners.

The ruling also says there's little evidence to support the need for a pipeline.

The 230-mile pipeline route from the farming town of Malin east of the Cascades just north of the California border to Coos Bay has been opposed by private landowners and conservation groups. It crosses rivers, mountain ranges and a mix of private and public lands.

A leader in the Boost Southwest Oregon group that's advocated for the project, Mark Wall, said his group was disappointed but called the ruling a bump in the road.

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