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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Overrules Maryland’s CZMA Objections to Sparrows Point LNG Project

The Baltimore Sun reports that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez has overruled the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) objections of the State of Maryland to the Sparrows Point LNG terminal proposal. In July 2007, Maryland denied the project’s consistency with the state’s coastal zone management plan and project developer AES Corp. appealed the decision to the...

Fall River Mayor Says Absence at Public Hearing on Weaver’s Cove LNG an “Oversight”

Fall River, Mass., Mayor Robert Correia told the Herald News that although neither he nor a representative from his office attended last night’s public meeting regarding the proposed Weaver’s Cove LNG import project, he remains committed to opposing the proposal.

State, Federal Legislation Could Affect Weaver’s Cove LNG Proposal

Lawmakers in the Rhode Island General Assembly have passed a bill requiring legislative and municipal approval for any emergency response plan regarding transportation of LNG in state waters, according to the Fall River (Mass.) Herald News. Separately, South Coast Today reports that the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources has  approved  legislation that would designate portions...

FERC Convenes Second Public Meeting on Weaver’s Cove LNG Proposal

FERC officials held a hearing regarding the proposed Weaver’s Cove LNG terminal for a second consecutive evening. The Providence Journal offers additional coverage.

Court Decides BG LNG Services Owes County Back Taxes

The Savannah Morning News reports that a judge in Chatham County, Ga., has ruled that BG LNG Services must pay $2 million in back taxes by Saturday. The company had argued that it did not receive notices that its requests for various tax exemptions had been denied because the notices were sent to an employee no longer with the company.

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