The proposal for building a liquefied natural gas terminal in Long Beach Harbor may be dead today, the Daily Breeze rerpots.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission suspended its review of the project, because the city of Long Beach refused to give the proposed operator a lease. And that decision "effectively puts the final nail in the coffin" of the proposal by Mitsubishi and ConocoPhillips to store LNG at the port, said anti-LNG organizer Rory Cox at Pacific Environment.
Long Beach activists opposed the project because it would put "140,000 people in the incineration zone" should an accident occur.
Company officials were unavailable for comment today, but a FERC spokeswoman in Washington, D.C., said the decision apparently ends the road for Sound Energy Solutions, or SES, unless Long Beach reverses course and grants the company a lease on the site of the former Long Beach Naval Station.
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