Just out from our wonderful Portland Oregon based newspaper – The Oregonian, is an article that sheds light on the recent Oregon LNG vs The Port of Astoria lawsuit and goes on to say that our Governor who can’t seem to keep jobs in our esteemed state is NOT going to investigate the port/Oregon LNG lease.
Governor spokesperson Mike Carrier states “We see absolutely no need or basis for an investigation,”.
Peter Huhtala disagrees and thinks the Gov should take “the situation” more seriously.
Maybe The Gov didn’t quite understand what “the situation” is. I’m still scratching my head as to what “the situation” is.
Maybe The Gov has figured out that LNG brings jobs? He could obviously use a big score on jobs right now.
Well, this is certainly another crushing blow to anti LNG activists who asked the state please please please with sugar on top to investigate the uninvestigatable. Bummer dudes. I’d be lying if I said I feel your pain but you really had this coming.
In earlier LNG news, The Oregonian also reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge John Jelderks, sided with Oregon LNG’s summary motion to get the port to pay up. Ewwww, that’s gonna be a spendy bill I’m sure. The port has vowed they will not go down without a fierce, lengthy, and expensive battle and will appeal. Great. The Magistrate has just dealt the port commission a crushing blow, denied all of the ports claims, and now the port ego system wants to spend more TAXPAYER money to leave no doubt in everyone’s mind that they are total tools.
Which reminds me. Clatsop County has been in the mood to recall it’s elected officials (for less mind you). It’s time for the port commission to go. This legal thing is getting way to spendy and without the absence of EGO, this fiscal irresponsibility is only going to continue.
If any of you actually attend a port meeting – Ask the president of the commission to provide you an up to date accounting of the legal fees incurred for the port and it’s commission who are currently all being sued right now. If he doesn’t have that information on hand, please ask him “about” how much.