Environmental groups appeal decision on dredging

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- Environmental groups filed an appeal Tuesday, to the state approval of a dredging permit for the Port of Coos Bay, where the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project is planned.

The proposal has faced criticism from the start, and on Wednesday, community leaders met to discuss the plan for a liquid natural gas facility.

Representatives of the company planning to build the terminal say they are confident they will get all of the necessary permits. "We've been appealed many times before, and I expect we'll have additional appeals," said project manager, Bob Braddock. "They will continue to happen, but in the end, we feel very strongly we feel we can meet all the environmental and regulatory standards."

Braddock says he expects the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will approve the application and allow for the building and operation of the LNG facility.