Legislators fight LNG storage site near Albuquerque

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About a dozen state legislators in New Mexico are fighting a planned construction of a liquified natural gas storage facility in Rio Rancho near Albuquerque.

They have asked the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to reject the move by the New Mexico Gas Company. Hearings begin in December and 14 legislators sent a letter to the PRC.

If approved, the storage site would be about three miles from the Petroglyph National Monument. But the gas company contends it needs more reliable and affordable service.

One state senator said his constituents have been loud and clear–they don’t want the facility in their backyards.

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