In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the commissioners ask FERC to deny the projects applications citing the use of eminent domain for private economic benefit, and the impact to local property owners.
Impacted landowners are among those applauding the move.
“We can’t develop on our property, we can’t pass our property on because it’s been devalued significantly, and the commissioners listened to that,” Deb Evans says.
“It’s really nice to see our commissioners standing behind us as a community and saying if the people of Jackson County don’t want this project, we don’t want it either.”
FERC denied permits for the project in March, but the company is appealing. The LNG pipeline would be a 232 mile natural gas transmission system that runs through Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties.