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COPY-Riley to join public hearing on proposed L-N-G project

MOBILE, Ala. Governor Bob Riley will be in Mobile tomorrow (Wednesday) to listen to the pros and cons about a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal that would be constructed about 12 miles south of Dauphin Island.

In February, Houston-based ConocoPhillips, the nation's third-largest energy company, offered the state incentives to build the facility.

Earlier this month Riley announced his support of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco's veto of a proposed offshore natural gas port over concerns that fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico could be harmed.

Riley has until June 11th to accept or veto the L-N-G facility.

The public hearing, sponsored by the Gulf Fisheries Alliance, will start at 10 a-m at the International Trade Club on North Water Street.

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