Given that LNG vessels would need to transit through Head Harbour Passage as well as the New Brunswick side of Passamaquoddy Bay. our position remains that this proposal can not proceed. Canada will not cooperate in any coordination planning with U.S. authorities: nor will our Government curtail the use of Head Harbour Passage and Passamaquoddy Bay in order to accommodate the incursion of LNG tankers.
Previous approval given to Downeast LNG by the United States Coast Guard was conditional upon the approval and cooperation of the Government of Canada. Technically this letter should cause the proposal to become null and void.
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BREAKING NEWS: Canada continues to oppose LNG development in Passamaquoddy Bay