Farmers support pipeline proposal

The Jordan Cove project has the support of the Colorado Farm Bureau, which cited it in a letter outlining the organization’s priorities as needed by the Western Slope.

The bureau’s letter to U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., touches on a range of issues, from immigration to energy to regulation.

The bureau noted it supported Gardner’s previous efforts in favor of exporting liquefied natural gas and urged him to continue efforts on behalf of Jordan Cove, “which would have an immediate positive impact on the local economy in western Colorado.”

Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and Gov. John Hickenlooper, both Democrats, have supported the $7.3 billion Jordan Cove project and the associated pipeline.

Completion of the Jordan Cove project and the associated Pacific Connector pipeline could result in piping natural gas from the Piceance Basin of northwest Colorado to the Oregon coast for liquefication and shipment to Pacific Rim buyers, including two in Japan that have committed to purchasing the fuel.

Veresen Inc., which is proposing to build a natural gas export terminal on Coos Bay, has vowed to resubmit its application for the project to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which last year rejected it.


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