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Northwest Environmental Groups Appeal Coast Guard LOR on Columbia River LNG Traffic

Columbia Riverkeeper, Columbia-Pacific Commonsense, and Wahkiakum Friends of the River filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenging the U.S. Coast Guard’s Letter of Recommendation (LOR) and Letter of Recommendation Analysis on the suitability of the Columbia River for LNG marine traffic as it relates to safety and security. The LOR was in...

New England Grid Operator Moves to Address Potential LNG Supply Disruption

ISO New England, operator of the region’s power grid, filed provisions at FERC to govern grid operations in the event of a significant disruption of LNG supplies used by Boston-area power generators.  The action was taken in response to the recent cancellation of imported LNG cargoes from Yemen to Distrigas’ LNG terminal at Everett, Mass., due to a militant attack on the...

European LNG Headlines

European Commission Serves Notice Over Milford Haven LNG Safety Concern (BBC News)

FERC, DOT Spokespersons Respond to Local Group’s Concerns with Seismic Risks to Elba Island LNG Terminal

Responding to comments filed by a local group opposed to LNG trucking activity at the Elba Island LNG terminal, a FERC spokesperson told the Savannah Morning News that the Commission does not deal directly with seismic issues. Separately, a DOT spokesperson said he was unsure how his agency would use a recent Nuclear Regulatory Commission report on changes to the official federal...

European LNG Headlines

Milford Haven LNG Opponents to Petition European Parliament (HazardEx)

Local Opponents of Elba Island Trucking Proposal Highlight Revised Seismic Hazard Guidelines in Comments to FERC

Local opposition group Citizens for a Safe Secure Savannah has filed comments with FERC that highlight recent revisions to seismic hazard guidelines published by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as applicable to the Elba Island LNG trucking proposal. Find the comments in FERC’s eLibrary under Docket No. CP10-477.

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