LNG hearing examines safety

At a public hearing on Gulf LNG’s proposed Jackson County liquefied natural gas terminal Tuesday night, many of the comments focused on the safety of the project and the fate of almost 3 million cubic yards of dredge material the company will need to remove to build the terminal.

Tim Broussard, county supervisor for the district that will hold the terminal, said the dredged material should be used to rebuild wetlands to protect the area from storms. Gulf LNG wants to dump the material offshore.