LNG recommended to be put on hold

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The City of Savannah now has a few options to consider in their fight against the trucking of LNG through the city. Council has been vocally against the proposal from Southern LNG to truck liquified natural gas from Elba Island.

Homeland Security and emergency management expert Benjamin Johnson presented his findings today and recommended council request permitting be put on hold for the company and in a suprise move recommends the city apply for it's own permit allowing the trucking of LNG.

"It gives them some leeway to say if you are going to do it, this is how you are going to do it, part of this process has been the city has not been at the table to be in decision making process. This is one avenue to get them at the table and get the discussion in place," said emergency management expert, Benjamin Johnson.

The city will regroup and decide on what step they will take next in another month.

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