Friday, February 09, 2007

Who Didn't See This Coming?

Sound Energy Solutions sued the Long Beach Harbor Commission yesterday to revive their proposed LNG terminal in Long Beach Harbor. The suit claims the Harbor Commissioners violated California environmental laws by not completing the EIR for a project that was DOA anyway.

According to the LA Times's write up:

"Acting on the advice of Long Beach City Atty. Robert E. Shannon, the commissioners decided that the project faced insurmountable legal and safety issues.

Critics, including staff at the California Coastal Commission, the Public Utilities Commission and the Energy Commission, say that a catastrophic accident at the proposed natural gas terminal would burn much of the harbor, one of the busiest in the nation, and the Long Beach waterfront. "

So I guess, SES has a decent shot of winning this suit (and clogging up the courts and expending a lot of money and time in the process), then the project can officially be voted down-- because that's a given at this point.

At least it gives us something to talk about....