Obama slow on LNG issue

LNG opponents in Oregon are still waiting for change at the federal level to aid their cause.

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LNG opponents in Oregon hoped President Obama would bring enough change at the federal level to support their cause.

But so far, the Bush administration policies that made it easier to build gas terminals are still intact, and the president’s appointments to the federal agency overseeing the issue aren’t in place.

“It’s frustrating that the change just isn’t happening fast enough,” says Dan Serres, spokesman for Columbia Riverkeeper, a conservation group heavily involved in the fight.

Since 2005, activists have been fighting construction of Bradwood Landing, a proposed terminal about 25 miles east of Astoria on the Columbia River. The terminal would receive ships filled with super-cooled liquefied natural gas, or LNG, and turn it into a gas that can be piped into homes.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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