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Gas line would cross farms
June 15, 2006 by STEVE KADEL H&N
A pipeline that would transport enough natural gas each day to heat 1 million homes has been proposed from Coos Bay to Malin.
Connector Gas Pipeline project's application was
filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission in April. If approved, construction
would begin in summer 2009, with operation
starting in fall 2010.
Besides bolstering Klamath Falls supplies, gas from the new pipeline could be sent north along the Willamette Valley through the existing pipeline from Canada. It also could go north through Klamath, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow and Umatilla counties via the line that now brings gas from the Rockies. It would provide gas for northwest Nevada, Northern California and other West Coast sites distributed through utility companies.
Pacific Connector officials held
an informational meeting Wednesday at the Running
Y Resort. The company must negotiate 75-foot-wide
easements with 450 landowners along the route,
said Lori Komatar, manager of Pacific Connector's
landowners are paid depends on the land's use, the
amount of land affected, its market value, and how
many trees and crops are impacted.
“We need any natural resources
we can get,” he said. They're going to tear up my
land, but they'll put it back together.”
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