Thursday, May 11, 2006

Cabrillo Port EIR Draws Few Comments

With the public comment period on the Cabrillo Port LNG facility’s Environmental Impact Report ending tomorrow, the State Lands Commission revealed to the Malibu Times that only 5%-10% of the comments they have received actually address the EIR.

It is reasonable to speculate then, that the SLC will not consider many of the comments submitted because they are not germane to the process, potentially dealing a blow to opponents of the project.

The Times also reveals that the project sponsor, BHP Billiton, has come back to the table with new environmental concessions, including emissions caps and cleaner burning fule for water craft servicing the proposed facility.