Friday, December 03, 2004

We're for states' rights except...

...when it comes to the siting of liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals. A Republican congressman snuck a provision into a huge omnibus spending bill which would give the federal government the ultimate authority to determine where LNG terminals will go. Until now, states had been able to claim some say in the matter. The bill is expected to pass next week.

I discussed the coming wave of LNG terminal construction in a previous post and suggested that there will be huge fights over where these facilities will go.

Well, Congress certainly saw those fights looming and decided to give the federal government a big stick. If you want to see what may be coming to a community near you, click here.

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