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I listened to the program this morning and was disappointed that no-one was talking about the real issues: whether the pipelines are desirable for anyone other that the companies involved; whether Governor Kulingoski or Senators Wyden and Merkeley are in favor the construction of the pipeline or not; why we should want to import LNG when the price of domestic gas is lower; whether President Obama should be making some new appointmnts at FERC; and whether perhaps the pipeline and terminals might at some time be intended to be used for exporting rather that importing gas.
The discussion was entirely about the procedural issue of who should have control of the decision making process with the Oregon proponents arguing half-heartedly for a weak process, one of collaboration with FERC. I presume that there are non-explicit political considerations which make them take this line, and I wonder what they are. The only way in which the bill would have any positive effect would be if it allowed the State of Oregon to decide NOT to build the pipelines,
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