SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Activists and oyster growers are opposing a proposed natural gas pipeline that would go through Coos Bay.
The Statesman Journal reports that dozens of people protested Tuesday outside the State Land Board meeting in Salem. Oyster growers say that 157 miles of pipeline would damage oyster beds and other opponents say it would cross private property.
Supporters of the proposal say it will bring jobs to the community as well as millions of dollars in tax revenue.
The Department of State Lands is one of several state agencies that can deny permits for the terminal and pipeline. It did not make any decisions Tuesday.