Originally posted on communityrightslanecounty.org :
by Simon Davis-Cohen – April 28, 2015
Oregon county embraces a community rights approach to challenge local liquefied natural gas terminal
US fossil fuel exports are on the rise. The fall in global oil prices has bolstered already determined efforts to lift the 1975 ban on US crude oil exports. And as hydrofracking operations continue to expand, the industry is scrambling for regulatory approval to build a network of pipelines and terminals to transport natural gas around the country and worldwide.