Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Weaver's Cove abandons Fall River LNG plan

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- Citing "unfavorable economics," Weaver's Cove Energy and Hess LNG announced Monday that they had dropped their long-fought plans to build a floating liquefied natural gas terminal. Links below to two articles - one by Alex Kuffner from the Pro Jo and one by Will Richmond from the Fall River Herald News.
Thank you Rep Ray Gallison, Save the Bay, Save Bristol Harbor, The Bristol Town Council, the RI House & RI Senate, The City of Fall River, MA and the many others who fought this battle for eight years!

Below is a message from Save the Bay:
This victory is a credit to the more than 5,000 people who signed our petition and the hundreds who attended public hearings and made donations; the many local organizations that mobilized their communities; state officials and the congressional delegations of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and municipalities that challenged the project every step of way – especially the City of Fall River and the Town of Bristol. The work of protecting Narragansett Bay from threats like the LNG project takes time, resources and a dedicated professional staff. Thanks and congratulations to you all.

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