Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued a letter of support for the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, while Oregon's Gov. Kate Brown still has yet to publicly take a stance on the issue.
The Coos Bay World reports that Hickenlooper wrote to federal officials Wednesday, saying he wants the project to move forward.
Hickenlooper wrote that Jordan Cove would be the only liquefied national gas facility on the west coast directly linking Colorado to new energy markets via the Ruby Pipeline.
The Ruby Pipeline travels from Wyoming to Oregon and would connect to the proposed Pacific Connector at the Malin Hub in Oregon. The Pacific Connector would then transport natural gas to Coos Bay.
A final decision on the project is expected by Dec. 29.