Monday, June 05, 2006

Maryland LNG

The Baltimore Sun:
While pledging support for eastern Baltimore County residents fighting a plan to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on Sparrows Point, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. told those same activists yesterday that he was disappointed that they had asked for a state ethics inquiry into the work of his personal attorney...

Many Dundalk residents have vowed to fight the plans by global power supplier AES Corp. to build a $400 million LNG terminal at the site of the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard.

The residents have gained the support of elected officials at all levels of government but have questioned the depth of the governor's opposition, given that his personal attorney has worked on behalf of owners of the shipyard property.