Need to Improve Regulatory Review Process for Liquefied Natural Gas Imports: Report to the Congress of the United States [open pdf - 14MB]
"This report documents reasons for, and adverse impacts of, the lengthy regulatory review process involving liquefied natural gas import proposals. GAO [General Accounting Office] recommends that the Secretary of Energy analyze various alternative energy sources and natural gas substitutes. If it is determined that liquefied natural gas imports are necessary to supplement dwindling domestic gas supplies, the Secretary of Energy should streamline the existing regulatory review process."
Comptroller General of the United States, ID-78-17
Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/