Thursday, September 17, 2009

Downeast LNG continues to experience difficulties with LNG Application in Bay of Fundy

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Map Credit: Gulf of Maine Times

In spite of the criticisms from Governor Baldacii,Senator Collins and other Maine politicians, Downeast LNG continues to encounter problems in their FERC application to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Missing information must be supplied within 20 days.Canadian participation remains elusive.



FERC Requests Additional Environmental Information from Downeast LNG; Delays FEIS
Posted: September 15, 2009

Yesterday FERC issued a request for additional environmental data to Downeast LNG on several issues ranging from whale strike avoidance plans to air emissions modeling. FERC also addressed vapor dispersion distances, noting that Downeast's current analysis is "not sufficient" to demonstrate that vapor could not disperse beyond areas under Downeast LNG's legal control. FERC requests that Downeast LNG file its responses within 20 days and notes that following Downeast LNG's submission of the required information, "[FERC] will determine the schedule for completion of the final [Environmental Impact Statement]." This appears to delay the issuance of the final EIS beyond the previously set date of September 18, 2009. Find FERC's request in the eLibrary under Docket No. CP07-52.


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