(Dec. 7, 2006) -- LBReport.com has obtained a Dec. 4 letter addressed to LB's Mayor and City Council, signed by LB Harbor Comm'n President James Hankla, stating that Port of LB "will not divert additional staff resources to the LNG Project without a clear understanding that the City is prepared to support that project."
The letter says the City Council's "failure to enter into an agreement with [LNG project proponent] SES [Sound Energy Solutions] relating to pipeline and long-term natural gas supplies suggests that the City does not support the project. If this is incorrect, we need to be so advised as soon as possible."
In the public interest, LBReport.com posts the complete letter from Harbor Comm'n President Hankla. To view it, click here.
LNG project proponent Sound Energy Solutions has issued a written statement from its President/CEO Thomas Giles:
"From our viewpoint, the Long Beach City Council has voted twice to continue negotiations and complete the environmental review process on our project. The release of the final environmental document that will address all issues surrounding the project is imminent and we continue to believe that the CEQA process should be completed."