Senate Gives Feds Power to Approve LNG Terminal Sites
By Richard Simon and Miguel Bustillo
Times Staff Writers
7:16 PM PDT, June 22, 2005

WASHINGTON – The Senate voted on Wednesday to give federal regulators authority over the location of liquefied natural gas terminals, despite objections from governors that states should be have an equal say in deciding where such projects are built.

Republican and Democratic officials from city halls to Capitol Hill have expressed concern that the terminals could become targets of terrorist attacks or pose other safety risks, and they have sought a role in siting them.

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