California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey said federal regulators have rebuffed state offers to work cooperatively on siting liquefied natural gas facilities and are attempting to preclude the CPUC from having ?any decision-making authority.? In a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Joe Kelliher this week, Peevey said Sound Energy Solutions? proposal for a Long Beach terminal is ?unique,? as it is close to dense populations and earthquake faults. ?Your attempt to extrapolate from SES?s unique case to forecast serious trouble for all LNG facilities . . . if the FERC did not have exclusive jurisdiction, does not present a complete picture. . . . It is far better to site LNG facilities in California (onshore or offshore) with due consideration for the safety and environmental concerns of the nearby communities,? he stated.