Assistant attorney general to speak about LNG terminals at URI Forensic Science Seminar, Feb. 16

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KINGSTON, R.I. — February 9, 2007 — Rhode Island Assistant Attorney General Paul Roberti will speak about liquefied natural gas terminals in the post-9/11 era at the University of Rhode Island Forensic Science seminar Friday, Feb. 16.

The lecture will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Pastore Hall, Room 124, and is free and open to the public.

Roberti’s talk is entitled “Opposition to Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals Post 9/11″. Opponents of the terminals say that they present environmental and security risks. Roberti’s talk will focus on how LNG terminals are prone to terrorist attacks and what would happen if an attack occurred.

Roberti is the chief of the Public Utilities Regulatory Unit of the Department of the Attorney General. The division is responsible for protecting and advocating for those who pay public utilities for services. The utilities are: five electric distribution companies, three natural gas distribution companies, seven water utilities, one sewage treatment authority, two ferry companies, all intrastate telecommunications providers, and all of the state’s towing companies, moving companies, and taxi companies.