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Federal regulators decline to reconsider Jordan Cove

COOS BAY, Ore. — Federal regulators are refusing to reconsider a natural gas pipeline that would terminate in the southern Oregon coastal town of Coos Bay.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday denied requests from the Jordan Cove Energy Project, the state of Wyoming and the Wyoming Pipeline Authority to reopen the case.

The ruling reaffirmed FERC’s March 11 decision which said there was little evidence to support the need for a pipeline and not enough public benefit.

The 230-mile pipeline route from the town of Malin, just north of the California border, to Coos Bay was opposed by private landowners and environmentalists.

It crosses rivers, mountain ranges and private and public lands.

Wyoming argued that FERC should also have considered the economic benefit to its residents from increased natural gas production.