Friday, September 22, 2006

PUC Gives Thumbs Up To LNG.

The PUC yesterday approved new rules for the importation and use of LNG in California. PUC Chairman Michael Peevey noted that the ruling will clear the way for adequate, safe gas supplies for California.

Predictably, the decision caused an uproar in the environmental community which has vowed to challenge it. Groups ranging from suspiciously-named-ad-hoc-advocacy-groups like "Ratepayers for Affordable Clean Energy" to the AQMD are not happy with the PUC.

Look for lots of bureacratic wrangling in the weeks to come.

PUC Clears the Way for Liquified Gas Imports [Los Angeles Times]