NEXT is violating its two key permits after the Land Use Board of Appeals reversed a county land use approval.
Why Oregon LUBA Decision Invalidates NEXT Energy
On November 29, 2022, Columbia Riverkeeper sent a letter to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of Energy notifying the agencies that NEXT is violating its two key permits after the Land Use Board of Appeals reversed a county land use approval.
Houston-based NEXT Renewable Fuels’ proposal to build a non-conventional diesel refinery in the Columbia River Estuary near Clatskanie, Oregon.
County land use approval is necessary for NEXT's air permit and site certificate exemption. Without it, NEXT is violating these permits. Columbia Riverkeeper asked the agencies to immediately revoke these authorizations.
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