SB 426: Making Liquefied Natural Gas a safe option

CLCV Supported
Passed Senate in 2005 (not scored)
Failed in Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee 3-7 (8/31/06)

California depends heavily on natural gas to generate electricity and heat with less air pollution than coal or heating oil. The state is now considering several proposals for coastal terminals to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG) by ship, but those terminals pose a variety of environmental and public safety risks. SB 426 (Simitian) would have required the California Energy Commission (CEC) to evaluate and rank proposed LNG terminals and would have allowed the Governor to approve only a site ranked among the top two by the CEC.

No Senate action was taken on this item.

No Assembly action was taken on this item.

This item did not end up on the Governor's desk; therefore, he could not sign or veto it.


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