Friday, April 13, 2007

Coastal Commission Piles On Cabrillo Port

The Coastal Commission yesterday unanimously voted against the Cabrillo Port LNG facility. It was a largely symbolic move given that the project was essentially killed earlier in the week by the State Lands Commission.

BHP Billiton spokespersons say they are assessing their options, which include possible legal challenges to the State Lands Commission and Coastal Commission rulings, and a direct appeal to US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.

The Governor of California and the Federal Maritime Commission have yet to weigh in, but their consent would also be required for Cabrillo Port to move forwards.

LNG plan is rejected by Coastal Commission [Ventura County Star]