Park Service wary of planned LNG terminal

Published Nov 13, 2012 at 04:00AM

WARRENTON — The National Park Service has expressed concerns about a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at the mouth of the Columbia River.

The Daily Astorian says the park service sent a letter to federal regulators saying concerns must be addressed in the environmental review of the Oregon LNG project at Warrenton.

In his letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, park official Chip Jenkins expressed concerns about the effect on threatened and endangered species and bald eagles, wetlands near or in the park, and threats to historic sites and trails.

Local opposition led backers to drop plans for another LNG terminal, upriver from Astoria, in 2010.

A third terminal project, at Coos Bay, remains active.