Request for LNG Exclusion Zones Denied

The Herald News today reports on the Coast Guard’s December decision to reject Fall River’s request for exclusion zones for marine LNG vessels. In a letter addressed to the city, the Coast Guard says, “Risks to the public from these transportation systems are managed with a combination of preventative and mitigation measures, including design standards, operational procedures, safety and security regulations, etc.” Mayor Edward M. Lambert Jr. said the established zones would have ended the project.

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