Sunday, March 14, 2010
Province of New Brunswick Responds to Calais LNG
The Province of New Brunswick has filed an answer this week to comments Calais LNG made regarding a motion to reject and other comments previously filed with FERC by the Province. Notably, New Brunswick rejects Calais LNG's assertion that FERC should limit the scope of the Province's intervention in this proceeding, emphasizing that Calais LNG mischaracterized FERC's treatment of New Brunswick in the Downeast LNG proceeding. In addition, New Brunswick notes that Calais LNG has admitted that it did not provide required information regarding the cumulative impacts of the Calais and Downeast LNG projects as required under the National Environmental Policy Act and FERC's regulations. The Province also asserts that Calais LNG has not provided any information regarding LNG vessel transit routes that would account for Canada's continued prohibition of LNG vessel transit through Head Harbour Passage. The Province's filing is available in the FERC eLibrary under Docket No. CP10-31.