Harbor Commissioners Halt LNG Project
Board Ends Nearly Four-Year Environmental Review
January 22, 2007
The Board of Harbor Commissioners voted January 22 to end an environmental review of a proposal by Sound Energy Solutions to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) importing facility at the Port of Long Beach, and issued the following statement:
“After deliberation, based upon an opinion from Long Beach City Attorney Robert Shannon, who concluded that the Environmental Impact Report on the proposed LNG project ‘is and in all likelihood will remain legally inadequate,’ and since an agreement between Sound Energy Solutions and the City does not appear to be forthcoming, the Board of Harbor Commissioners disapproves the project and declines to pursue further negotiations.”
To view the City Attorney's opinion, click here.