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Prince George’s County Neighborhood Wins a Victory against LNG Tank Storage

The Prince George’s County Council has voted to approve a new zoning map for the area around the West Hyattsville Metro Station. This new zoning, which took effect immediately, specifically prohibits utility companies’ “fuel storage tanks” within this zone. This was a blow to Washington Gas, which has sought to build a liquid natural gas storage facility in the Avondale neighborhood.

The gas company has announced its intention to challenge the law in court, but community organizers will continue to support the Council in its rejection of the storage facility. For more information on the zoning hearing and other matters related to the LNG campaign, contact Imani Kazana at 301-779-6948 or e-mail; or Stuart  Eisenberg at 301-779-1426 or e-mail

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