LUBA says the activist was improperly activistic, tells commission to reconsider Oregon LNG issue.
Clatsop County commissioners must reconsider the land use permit they previously denied for a pipeline to serve the proposed Oregon LNG gas export terminal in Warrenton.
Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals on Friday remanded the earlier decision to the county after determining that one of the commissioners was biased against the project and should have recused himself from the 5-0 decision to deny a permit for the 41-mile segment of the pipeline that crosses the county.
This has been an ongoing source of entertainment for many of us as we watch the county approve, then disapprove, only to be ordered to revisit the project.
The county originally approved a permit for the pipeline in 2010, but that decision was reconsidered after three new commissioners took office in 2011. They decided by a 4-to-1 vote to withdraw the permit, and subsequently voted unanimously to deny it.
Oh, there’s little doubt that the nutballs will once again vote to stop the project, but it’s free entertainment. It’s sort of like watching a bunch of unreconstructed hippies doing the Hokey-Pokey.
They’re all about the environment and the economy, which is why the only jobs available in the Astoria area are temporary jobs that involve repairing the damage done to the Port of Astoria docks by literally tons of California sea lions. And of course, the environment really benefits from all the poop those critters shoot out.
But hey, natural! Of course, so is ebola.