Opponents

Bradwood Landing LNG Backers Lash Back at Critics

Calling out one of its opponents for allegedly making misleading claims, the backers of the proposed Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal along the Columbia River in Oregon pushed back Friday to say the project is not threatened in any way by a state-level permitting snag. The NorthernStar Natural Gas Corp. project remains on track and on schedule, a spokesperson told NGI.

March 2, 2009

Opponents of Oregon LNG Project Appeal to State Panel

As expected, opponents of the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal at Coos Bay, OR, have appealed recent local permits for the facility along the state’s south-central coast to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

January 4, 2008

Without Special Session, Murkowski Says Gasline in ‘Significant Peril’

With his gubernatorial legacy somewhat on the line, Alaska’s lame duck Gov. Frank Murkowski attempted to reach out to his opponents on Wednesday in the hopes of securing a natural gas pipeline contract, warning that unless a special session is agreed upon by the Alaska legislature, plans to build the much ballyhooed gasline are in “significant peril.”

August 31, 2006

FL Senator Vows to Block Norton Successor Who Supports Stepped-Up Drilling

The announced resignation of Interior Secretary Gale Norton has given opponents of drilling off Florida’s coastline added impetus to stop the Bush administration’s proposal to open up more of the eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas leasing, said offshore drilling foe Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Monday.

March 14, 2006

Florida Senators to Offer Compromise Bill on Drilling in Lease 181

Florida’s two senators plan to unveil legislation Wednesday that they say will offer something for both opponents and proponents of offshore drilling — it will give the state of Florida continued protection of its coastline from energy production, will permanently set aside an area for military training in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and will open up additional acres of the natural gas-prone Lease Sale 181 to producers. A key House energy lawmaker criticized the bill as being too limited in its scope.

February 1, 2006

Long Beach LNG Review Process to Get Under Way with Draft EIR

With applicants and opponents both primed for a long debate, the draft environmental impact report on a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in the Port of Long Beach, CA, will be released on Monday when the port oversight board is scheduled to meet, according to Tom Giles, the COO for Sound Energy Solutions (SES), a joint venture of Mitsubishi Corp. and ConocoPhillips that has proposed the terminal.

October 7, 2005

Long Beach Council Votes 5-4 to Continue LNG Talks

Before a packed chamber split about equally between opponents and supporters, the Long Beach, CA, City Council just past midnight Wednesday morning voted 5-4 to continue discussions with proponents of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in the city’s harbor. As a result, the city municipal energy department will resume talks that were cut off more than a year ago for a pipeline and LNG supplies from the proposed plant for the city’s natural gas distribution utility.

June 13, 2005

Long Beach Council Votes 5-4 to Continue LNG Talks

Before a packed chamber split about equally between opponents and supporters, the Long Beach, CA, City Council just past midnight Wednesday morning voted 5-4 to continue discussions with proponents of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in the city’s harbor. As a result, the city municipal energy department will resume talks that were cut off more than a year ago for a pipeline and LNG supplies from the proposed plant for the city’s natural gas distribution utility.

June 9, 2005

Domenici Says Gas Price Relief May Elude LNG Opponents

The East and West Coasts may not see any relief from escalating natural gas prices in the years ahead if they are successful in their efforts to block the construction of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in their areas, warned Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) last Tuesday.

May 24, 2004

Domenici Says Gas Price Relief May Elude LNG Opponents

The East and West Coasts may not see any relief from escalating natural gas prices in the years ahead if they are successful in their efforts to block the construction of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in their areas, warned Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) Tuesday.

May 20, 2004