Following recent protests against the proposed liquefied natural gas facility for the coast of Malibu/Oxnard, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released a statement on Wednesday regarding the facility proposed by BHP Billiton, an Australian energy company.
“I have not taken a position on the BHP project at Oxnard, or any LNG project,” the governor said in his statement. “As governor, it would be inappropriate for me to take a position on any specific project before the review process is complete. The BHP project still has many hurdles to go before it could ever reach my desk.
“Let me also be clear that any proposal that comes before me would have to meet strict standards of both public and environmental safety before I would approve it.”