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President Obama Signs Bill Designating Portions of Taunton River ‘Wild and Scenic’ into Law

The Fall River Herald News (Mass.) reports that President Barack Obama signed the public lands bill designating certain parts of the Taunton River as “wild and scenic” into law yesterday. The news item notes that Weaver’s Cove Energy has asserted previously that this designation will not effect the company’s efforts to construct and operate its planned LNG...

Ore. Secretary of State Investigating NorthernStar’s Conduct During Recent Referendum

A spokesperson for the office of Kate Brown, Oregon’s Secretary of State, told The Daily News (Longview, Wash.) that an investigation of NorthernStar Natural Gas’ conduct during a recent referendum remains active and will not be complete until May. The article notes that NorthernStar is accused of improper polling activities and failing to disclose some of its election...

Florida County Submits Comments to FERC on Proposed Onshore Activities of Port Dolphin LNG Project

The staff of Manatee County, Fla., has submitted a number of comments to FERC regarding the planned onshore activities associated with the construction of the Port Dolphin LNG deepwater port. The county staff’s comments are available in the FERC eLibrary under Docket No. CP07-191-001.

Liberty Natural Gas: Gas Market to Rebound, Make LNG Imports More Attractive

A spokesperson for the proposed Liberty Natural Gas LNG deepwater port and storage project told the Press of Atlantic City that the company expects natural gas prices to rise in the future. The spokesperson went on to cite the expected increase in LNG liquefaction capacity this year and noted that “there will be a new demand for natural gas as a fuel.”

FERC Responds to Rhode Island State Senators’ Questions Regarding Weaver’s Cove LNG Project

FERC released its response to several Rhode Island state senators who raised questions regarding the Weaver’s Cove LNG import project. The response, dated March 19, 2009, provides a status update on FERC’s environmental review of the offshore berthing proposal and provides a summary of the agency’s efforts to solicit comments from Rhode Island stakeholders. FERC’s...

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