Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rep Gallison proposes $1M tolls for LNG tankers

State Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. has submitted legislation that would require LNG tankers traveling through Rhode Island waters to pay millions to local municipalities each time they pass, post enormous bonds and carry $1 billion in liability insurance.

The goal of the legislation, which is scheduled for a hearing before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee Thursday, is to stop the proposed offshore liquefied natural gas off-loading facility for Mount Hope Bay by Weaver’s Cove Energy LLC.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This guy is a jerk! Always putting out some unrealistic laws to stop things. he should not even vote on this since he live on the waterfront and the state sthics should see his vote as a conflict of interest. Just go away Ray!