Bush threatens to veto Coast Guard bill over LNG

(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require the Coast Guard to enforce security zones around liquified natural gas facilities, the Associated Press reported. President Bush has threatened to veto the bill, citing a lack of Coast Guard resources and arguing that the requirement would be like a subsidy for the LNG industry. The bill also would require cruise ships to report all safety and security problems, and would require double hulls around fuel tanks of certain large cargo ships.
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By Professional Mariner Staff