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Massachusetts Denies Weaver’s Cove Coastal Zone Federal Consistency

The Office of Coastal Zone Management for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts formally objected to Weaver’s Cove LNG’s federal consistency with FERC, citing a failure to receive all the necessary permits and licenses. Weaver’s Cove Energy has already filed its appeal with the Secretary of Commerce, Carlos Gutierrez. Both filings are available in FERC’s...

Los Angeles Mayor to Open LNG Fueling Station

Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, will join other city leaders to officially open an LNG and compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The fuel will be used by the city’s new fleet of garbage trucks and street sweepers. City Watch provides further information.

FERC Allows Extended Comment Period for Bradwood Landing DEIS

In a letter to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, FERC stated that it would extend the normal 45-day comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Bradwood Landing LNG project to 120 days. FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher cites “complex Endangered Species Act issues” in making his decision. The letter is available under Docket No. CP06-365 in...

Canadian PM Reiterates Canada’s Opposition to LNG Traffic in Head Harbour Passage

In a private meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated Canada’s opposition to LNG tanker traffic transiting through Head Harbour Passage. Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson told the Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick, Canada) that Harper’s conversation with the president “indicates how important this is to us and...

Federal and State Agencies Certify Clearwater Port LNG Application Complete

Clearwater Port LNG, an LNG regasification terminal proposed for offshore Southern California by NorthernStar Natural Gas Inc., announced yesterday that federal and state agencies have determined that its project application is complete. By confirming that the application is complete, the U.S. Coast Guard and MARAD can begin to prepare the joint Draft Environmental Impact Statement and...

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