GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Jordan Cove project has been an economic dream of Western Colorado lawmakers for years.
Monday’s Mesa County Commissioners meeting was packed full of items, including a motion to approve and sign the comment letter for Oregon Department of State Lands on the Jordan Cove Energy Project.
Coos Bay, Oregon is where the natural gas would be transported and then sold, in countries like Japan.
The project is currently awaiting approval from the federal government, which is expected in November.
"It will allow natural gas from our region to be exported through this liquefied natural gas facility in Coos Bay, Oregon to Asia…and we've had a lot of conversations about having those contracts in place for 20 years will really help stabilize our economy,” said Rose Pugliese, Mesa County Commissioners
Commissioners say the Jordan Cove project will result in tens of thousands of jobs and will create millions in revenue for local communities.