Sep 22, 2014 5:47 PM
Portsmouth to take propane company to superior court
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – The city of Portsmouth is taking a local propane company to court.
Sea-3 Inc. of Newington has proposed to expand its existing terminal to allow propane shipments to come in by rail. The tracks that would be used run in and behind Portsmouth neighborhoods and officials in the city aren't too thrilled about it. They filed an appeal of the project with the Newington Zoning Board of Adjustment, which was denied last week. Now, Portsmouth has decided to take the company to the Superior Court to settle it.
"There's the issue of carrying propane, the speed of the train, all those are issues that we're talking about and we want to work with Sea-3 to be able to go to Superior Court and still be heard," said Portsmouth Mayor, Robert Lister.
Lister says it could be several months before a decision is made, but if the proposal is approved by the Superior Court, Sea-3 will be responsible for over ten rail cars of propane through the seacoast each night.