A port security debate of a different kind continues in and around the Ocean State. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the siting and construction of an onshore liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River, Massachusetts. In order for ships to bring LNG to the proposed Amerada Hess storage facility, they would need to wind their way past Newport and through the busy waters of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. An accident or act of terrorism would cause widespread destruction and--given the dense population of the area--numerous deaths. Senators Lincoln Chafee and Jack Reed as well as U.S. Rep. Kennedy and Jim Langevin have all expressed their concerns about the Fall River location, and Gov. Donald Carcieri has led the call for a regionalized approach to siting.
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|Title Annotation:||Federal Energy Regulatory Commission|
|Publication:||Campaigns & Elections|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2006|
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