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Native American Group to Appeal Ruling in Suit Against BIA

Nulankeyutmonen Nkihtaqumikon, a Native American group in Maine, has pledged to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling dismissing their cases against the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). According to Platts LNG Daily [subscription required], the suit alleges that the BIA did not adequately perform its oversight role in the leasing of tribal lands to Quoddy Bay LNG.

MARAD and Coast Guard to Hold Final Public Hearing Tonight on TORP Bienville LNG Project

The final public hearing for the proposed TORP Bienville LNG project will be held this evening in Mobile, Ala. Following tonight’s hearing, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R) will have 45 days to approve or deny the project. The Mobile Press-Register provides further coverage.

Engineering Firm Moves Target Completion Date for Manzanillo LNG Terminal

South Korean firm Samsung Engineering & Construction said yesterday that its target date for completion of the Manzanillo LNG terminal has been pushed back several months to December 1, 2011. Read more in Platts LNG Daily [subscription required].

Baltimore County Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court Over Proposed Sparrows Point LNG Project

Baltimore County Executive James  T.  Smith, Jr., filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on  August 15, 2008. Details are available on the Supreme Court’s website under Docket No. 08-211. BNA’s Daily Report for Executives provides additional details [subscription required].

Oregon Utility Backs Proposed LNG Projects for the Region

The Oregonian reports that Northwest Natural Gas Co., a natural gas utility based in Portland, Ore., included materials supporting the LNG projects proposed for the state in its most recent bills sent to customers.

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