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Senate bill gives state bigger role in LNG proposals

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ventura County Star

The California Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would give the state a larger role in monitoring and assessing future applications to build liquefied natural gas terminals.

Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, said he hopes the current lull in interest in such projects will enable lawmakers to put in place requirements for state oversight that did not exist three years ago, when a proposal by the Australian energy firm BHP Billiton to build a terminal off the Oxnard coast created a storm of controversy.

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