Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Brief History of LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay

From Save Passamaquoddy Bay USA

Maine LNG Terminal Development Failure History > 2005–2010

> City of Calais
2008 Sep 11 — Calais LNG partner Goldman Sachs reported importing LNG into US no longer required.
2008 Oct 21 — Calais LNG corrects false claim in Status Report to FERC that they had met with Save Passamaquoddy Bay.
2009 Dec 18 — Calais LNG filed formal FERC application.

> Town of Robbinston
2009 Jan 9 — US Coast Guard Waterway Suitability Report requires Downeast LNG to obtain Canada's cooperation for secure LNG ship transits; otherwise, Coast Guard will refuse entry into US.
2009 May 15 — FERC Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) released.
2009 Jul 6 — Downeast LNG failed to meet technical question deadline for FERC's DEIS questions.
2010 Apr 5 (or earlier) — Downeast LNG office listed for sale.

> Sipayik/Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation
2008 Apr 25 — FERC suspended review of Quoddy Bay LNG applications.
2010 Jan — Quoddy Bay LNG sued by TRC for nonpayment & fraud.
2010 Apr 3 — Quoddy Bay LNG signs removed from building and along Maine Route-190.
2010 Apr 23 —Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) canceled Quoddy Bay LNG lease with Pleasant Point Tribal Government.

News Stories & Editorial > Apr 30 [For faster page loading, go to our Latest News page.]
Members of Passamaquoddy Tribe keep LNG terminal off tribal land (Apr 28)
VLS Clinic helps tribal group win victory in natural gas dispute (Apr 26)
US puts sea law on backburner (Apr 29)
Murkowski pessimistic about US ratifying sea treaty [UNCLOS] this year (Apr 28)