Monday, October 31, 2005

Military wants say on LNG siting

After a liquefed natural gas terminal was proposed by Crystal Energy at Platform Grace off the Ventura Coast--in the line of a military test range--the Pentagon says it wants in on the regulatory process over LNG.

Leading West Coast officials of the Navy and Marines told a state legislative panel Thursday that regulatory agencies overseeing the siting of liquefied natural gas terminals should strongly consider their potential effects on military training and preparedness.

...Lehnert and Navy Capt. Michael Allen said their agencies are preparing a report that will be sent up the Defense Department chain of command. It will address potential conflicts between offshore military training exercises and both the sites of proposed LNG terminals and the routes of tankers that would dock at those terminals.