Thursday, October 13, 2005

FERC to release Long Beach LNG study

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is opening up its heart and soul to reveal what it thinks about plans to plop an LNG terminal in the heart of Long Beach.

Beginning next month, the public will get an opportunity to support or oppose a controversial proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at the port that a federal study has deemed "environmentally acceptable."

Though the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a preliminary environmental impact report of the project last week, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners officially made the study available to the public at the regular Monday meeting.

The report can be downloaded from the Port of Long Beach Web site ( and viewed at the city clerk's office or any city library branch.

The board of commissioners will respond to the report after the public comment phase ends in December.