A ?Who?s who? look at the growing roster of the pro?liquefied natural gas movement shows that its influence may be enough to win permits for LNG terminals. <b>California Manufacturers & Technology Association.<\/b> Energy companies with proposed LNG terminals in Baja and Southern California belong to CMTA, including Sempra Energy and its LNG terminal partner Shell, Sound Energy Solutions, ChevronTexaco, BHP Billiton, and Crystal Energy. Jack Coffey, Chevron?s general manager for state government relations, and Barbara Kornylo of Shell sit on the board of CMTA. ?Both the [LNG] project proponents and the manufacturers are seeing the same thing,? said Dorothy Rothrock, senior vice-president of government relations for CMTA. ?We need natural gas.? Rothrock said that importing LNG into California will be crucial to growing the economy because it will keep the price of energy down and reduce pollution, keeping air quality from constraining future economic activity. <b>Californians for Clean, Affordable, Safe Energy<\/b> consists of an interlocking network of business and political leaders. Many have heavily backed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and command the attention of elected officials and regulators up and down the state. <b>DC Navigators<\/b>, a Washington-based public affairs firm, is running the campaign. DC Navigators partner Mike Murphy helped orchestrate the recall of Governor Gray Davis. Partners Jim Pitts and Cesar Conda worked for former energy secretary Spencer Abraham. Conda also worked for Vice-President Dick Cheney on domestic policy issues. As well as representing Californians for Clean, Affordable, Safe Energy, DC Navigators represents Clean Energy, the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, Calpine, Pacific Gas & Electric, CMTA, and the California Chamber of Commerce. <b>The Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition<\/b> has energy policy and California expertise. Therefore, it is no surprise that DC Navigators represents the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, headed by Andrew Littlefair. He?s also on the board of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. Littlefair donated $21,200 to the Schwarzenegger Total Recall Committee. He comes to the natural gas vehicle coalitions as president and chief executive officer of Clean Energy Fuels, founded by Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens. <b>T. Boone Pickens<\/b> gave Schwarzenegger $30,000 in 2003. He contributed $20,000 toward Schwarzenegger?s reelection. He also played a major role in electing President George Bush by donating $2.5 million to the anti-Kerry Swift Boat campaign. Pickens?s Clean Energy operates a national network of fueling stations for natural gas vehicles, selling both compressed natural gas and LNG to run trash trucks, public transit buses, and other heavy vehicles and equipment. The company is headquartered in Huntington Beach in the Los Angeles Basin, where the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the Natural Resources Defense Council have been pursuing a major campaign to convert diesel vehicles and equipment to run on LNG or CNG, particularly at the ports. <b>SoCal Gas.<\/b> This Sempra subsidiary holds seats on the boards of both the California NGV Coalition, where Michelle Mueller is chair, and the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition in Washington. Rich Morrow, vice-president of customer services and marketing, sits on the board, as does Brian Stokes, manager of clean-air transportation for PG&E. Joining Californians for Clean, Affordable, Safe Energy are many of the state?s major business organizations faced with high energy costs and the need to meet clean-air standards. Aside from CMTA, they include the California Business Roundtable, the California Chamber of Commerce, the Western States Petroleum Association, the California Farm Bureau Federation, the Ventura County Economic Development Association, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, the California Cogeneration Council, and the American Electronics Association. The California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance, which includes organized labor, also has joined the coalition, along with the California Municipal Utilities Association, the State Association of Counties, and many other organizations.