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EIS-0492: Oregon LNG Export Project (Warrenton, OR) and Washington Expansion Project (between Sumas and Woodland, WA)

SUMMARY

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of proposals (1) to add liquefaction and export capability to a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Warrenton, Oregon, and add 39 miles of new pipeline in Columbia County, Oregon, and Cowlitz County, Washington, to interconnect with the Northwest Pipeline, and (2) to expand the capacity of the Northwest Pipeline by adding 140 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline in 10 segments and increasing compression at five existing compressor stations. These proposals are connected actions and will be evaluated in the same EIS. DOE, Office of Fossil Energy, has an obligation under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act to authorize the import and export of natural gas, including LNG, unless it finds that the import or export is not consistent with the public interest.

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