Friday, January 22, 2010

RI Bill would stop LNG tankers

RI Bill (sponsored by Bristol Democrat Rep. Doug Gablinske) would stop LNG tankers from traveling under Mount Hope Bridge -  changing clearance from 5' to 25'. The tankers ride 130' above the waterline. The Mount Hope Bridge has clearance of 135' at apex. Currently LPG tankers travel under the Newport Pell Bridge 8 to 12 times a year docking in Providence. The bridge is closed every time this happens. Weavers Cove Energy (WCE) wants LNG tankers to make deliveries 70 times a year - 140 round trips up and down Narragansett Bay.
Read some of the testimony from many local people who testified before the House Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources on
Wednesday, January  20, 2010 at the State House in Providence including Ken Marshall, Halsey Herreshoff, Rep. Ray Gallison, Rep. Doug Gablinske, John Torgan, Ann Morrill, Fire Chief Bob Martin and others. Photo: Ann Morrill from the Kickemuit River Council giving testimony. No vote was taken. 

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