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ID:

193

Date:

2007-05-24

Headline:

Cabrillo Port Dies a Santa Barbara Flavored Death

Reporter's name:

Ethan Stewart

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Santa Barbara Independent

City:

Santa Barbara, CA

Summary:

Once-certain plans to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Santa Barbara Channel collapsed after intense opposition from citizens' groups, including the Environmental Defense Center, which relied, in part, on FOIA to arm itself with information. EDC learned from thousands of pages of e-mails sent between EPA officials that the Australian company lobbying to build the terminal bypassed the state and won support for the project from the White House.

Keywords:

Santa Barbara Channel, Cabrillo Port, liquefied natural gas terminal, BHP Billiton, California Coastal Commission, California State Lands Commission, Environmental Defense Center, California Coastal Protection Network

Impact:

The port deal was officially terminated after intense public opposition, aided, in part by information gleaned from FOIA.

URL:

http://www.independent.com/news/2007/may/24/cabrillo-port-dies-santa-barbara-flavored-death/


Agencies:

EPA

States:

CA

Categories:

environment


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