The Info That NW Natural Didn't Send You About LNG

Just about every month, your utility includes written information in your bill that's designed to make you a better-informed ratepayer. In July, NW Natural, the local gas utility, presented its customers information about Liquified Natural Gas. For the past couple of years, NW Natural has been a strong proponent of siting an LNG terminal on the Columbia River, to diversify its supply sources. Most ...   More
Thursday, December 11, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

April Fools' Cover Hits WW Boxes

We did double-takes all over town this morning when we passed WW boxes that had the above wraparound above as the cover instead of the one we put out yesterday (the image below) Turns out Portland Rising Tide is the culprit behind the April Fools' prank, boasting on its web site that volunteers "blasted the city with over 3,000 fake newspaper covers wrapping the Willamette Week. With content ...   More
Thursday, April 1, 2010 Story Forum Editor

Bradbury Releases Second Ad, Still Hates LNG

Former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury launched his second TV ad today. Bradbury, who is competing with former Gov. John Kitzhaber for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, doesn't have a lot of money to spend heading into the May primary. He has $54,000 on hand, while Kitzhaber has more than ten times as much — $575,000. So what does Bradbury want voters to know about him this Earth ...   More
Thursday, April 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

LNG Developer Throws in Towel

Northern Star Natural Gas, the company that's been trying to build a liquified natural gas terminal on the Columbia River in the state's northwestern corner, today gave in to market realities and heavy resistance from opponents. The company announced in a statement it will give up on trying to build its terminal in Clatsop County, at least for now. “The extended delays in the processing ...   More
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Read the Bankruptcy Petition: LNG Failure Leaves Lawyers in Lurch

When Northern Star Natural Gas declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy this month, liquified natural gas opponents cheered. And local law firms took a hit. Northern Star threw in the towel after years of trying to build an LNG terminal at Bradwood Landing, an old mill site on the Oregon side of the Columbia River in Clatsop County. All the regulatory, legal and political hurdles required lots of lawyers, ...   More
Thursday, May 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kroger Responds to Senate GOP Leader's Inquiry on LNG, Foster

Attorney General John Kroger today responded in writing to requests for information from Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) regarding Kroger's former top environmental deputy, Brent Foster. Foster resigned under pressure last month after questions arose about his role in a Hood River County investigation into an alleged polluter. Kroger pledged to cooperate with Ferrioli, the Senate minority ...   More
Monday, May 24, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wu Introduces Bill to Return State Control Over LNG Decisions

At a time when Congress is expected take little action in the run-up to the November elections, U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) has introduced a new bill aimed at returning state control over where to place liquefied natural gas facilities. Wu, who's running for re-election in the First Congressional District against Republican Rob Cornilles, on Tuesday introduced the Local Control for Energy and ...   More
Thursday, September 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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