Bill Would Give LNG Siting Power Back To States

Law360, New York (April 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of leading senators has put forward a bill that would take away the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority to decide where to place liquefied natural gas terminals and return that power to the states.

The measure, introduced Monday in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, would amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by repealing a provision that gave FERC the power to decide on the placement on LNG terminals — a decision that has historically been left up to state...
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