Will Weaver’s Cove Energy LNG terminal be canceled?
The fight to prevent the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River continues. South Coast lawmakers are testifying Wednesday in favor of a bill that would mandate any new LNG terminals to be built one mile away from any residential areas. Supporter of the bill cite a government study which has found that a “tanker carrying LNG could ignite so fiercely it would burn people one mile away”. If passed into law, it would kill the Weaver’s Cove Energy LNG Terminal. To make things worse for Weaver’s Cove Energy, the Coast Guard has ruled that the Taunton River approaching is unsafe for navigation by large LNG tankers.
Further Reading: LNG Tanker Security | Weaver’s Cove Energy