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Fears Drain Support for Natural Gas Terminals

Add natural gas terminals to the list of projects that people do not want in their backyards. As the supply of natural gas tightened in recent years, energy companies announced plans to build a host of new terminals where large amounts of gas could be imported by tanker in liquefied form and then distributed by pipeline to American customers. But a growing outcry over the environmental and safety risks associated with the terminals is blocking those plans in one community after another, eroding hopes that imports of liquefied gas will provide any relief from high gas prices for years to come. Opposition has been most pronounced in California, New England and northwestern Mexico, where environmental and civic groups have focused largely on the danger of catastrophic explosions at terminals, either from accidents or from terrorist attacks. Full Story

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