Opponents of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal upriver from Astoria are taking their fight to overturn Clatsop County’s zoning approvals for the project to a ballot measure and the state land-use appeals board.
Connecticut and New York opponents of the Broadwater LNG received a generous helping of good news yesterday afternoon when Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced that N.Y. Gov. David A. Paterson rejected the proposal.
“We did it,” said Rell in a press release. Foes of Broadwater’s project feared the liquid natural gas (LNG) proposal could radically alter Long Island Sound.
The answer to the rhetorical question is, yes, at least in Oregon, the Clatsop County Commissioners took the issue of energy security (and public safety, and the environment, and the local economy) seriously. And there are many, many other proponents of LNG projects. But NIMBY groups and the anti-prosperity crowd on the environmental left keep throwing up obstacles.
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