The California Coastal Commission entered into uncharted waters Thursday when it unanimously rejected BHP Billiton’s proposed $800 million floating liquefied natural gas terminal off the Ventura County coast.
There were a number of reasons for the decision safety, potential damage to migrating whales and smog producing air pollution. But the state agency broke new ground when it also evaluated the project based on how it might contribute to global warming, which many scientists believe is exacerbated by burning fossil fuels.
WILMINGTON – The legal battle over whether boundary agreements dating to the 17th century allow Delaware to halt plans for a liquefied-natural-gas terminal in South Jersey will continue.
A U.S. Supreme Court-appointed special master, in a ruling released late Friday, said Delaware’s jurisdiction over the Delaware River basin extended to the New Jersey shoreline in a decision that could mean the end of the terminal.
Several groups of Washington County residents who oppose the liquefied natural gas terminals proposed in Passamaquoddy Bay banded together and filed a motion this week with the state Board of Environmental Protection, asking it to reject Downeast LNG’s application to construct a terminal in Robbinston.
You know, if everyone adopts NIMBY as a governing philosophy, it’s going to get awfully cold and dark around here.
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