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It's "Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead." - FERC responds to Canadian Ambassador to the US.

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Time to get out of "dry dock" folks. Get the legislation in place to protect HHP!!!

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20100308-0004 FERC PDF (Unofficia1) 02/26/2010

February 26, 2010
The Honorable Gary Doer
Ambassador - Embassy of Canada
SOl Pennsylvania, Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2114

Dear Ambassador Doer:
I am writing in response to your February 3, 2010 letter regarding the Downeast
LNG Project and the Calais Pipeline Project (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Commission] Docket Nos. CP07-52-000 and CPIO-32-000).

We highly value your thoughts on these projects and recognize that issues relating
to LNG tanker passage through Canadian waters have not yet been resolved. However,
we have consistently maintained that it is necessary for the Commission staff to continue
its processing of the applications for the Calais Pipeline Project and the Downeast LNG
project so that theprojects can be put before the Commission for a decision. lfthe
Commission finds that approval of either or both of the projects is in the public interest,
and the specific matters of intemationallaw are favorably resolved, we want to ensure
that these projects can proceed in a timely manner.

Throughout the review of the two projects, the Commission has encouraged input
by Canadian stakeholders into our process and will continue to do so. In particular, the
staffhas reached out to the Canadian agencies with relevant responsibilities to assist the
Commission staff as they finalize their analyses of the environmental, security, safety,
and navigational effects of the projects.

You are on the Commission staff's mailing list to receive copies of the fmal
environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Downeast LNG project and the draft and
final EISs for the Calais Pipeline Project when they are issued. If I can be of further
assistance in this or any other Commission matter, I hope you will not hesitate to get back
in touch with me.


Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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