2007-09-27 / Letters to the Editor

Long petitions Grid on LNG

This letter was sent to the President of National Grid and copied to the Jamestown Press. Michael Ryan President, National Grid RI 280 Melrose Street Providence, RI 02907

I am writing to ask that National Grid not pursue the expansion of the former KeySpan property at Fields Point in Providence to develop a marine terminal for the receipt of liquefied natural gas. As you know, KeySpan appealed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's denial of this expansion and I am asking that you withdraw this appeal.

This issue has now gone on for years and I am hopeful you will bring finality to this situation. The economic and environmental hazards that would come with the traffic of LNG tankers up and down Narragansett Bay are frightening. The state of Rhode Island has spoken with one voice on this issue and the message is clear, we do not want LNG tankers on Narragansett Bay.

It is my hope that National Grid will demonstrate its commitment to being a good community partner and withdraw the appeal of F.E.R.C.'s decision. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this important matter. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Bruce J. Long House Deputy Minority Whip

(R-Dist. 74 Jamestown,


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