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— US Senator Susan Collins, 2012 Jun 21          — CAPT Stephen Michel, 2007 Dec 12                               
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Downeast LNG import/export
project failure is pending.

> Failed <
Calais LNG
was dismissed
from permitting by FERC
on 2012 Apr 4 — the second
LNG terminal applicant ever
to be dismissed by FERC.
> Failed <
Quoddy Bay LNG was dismissed
from permitting by FERC
on 2008 Oct 17 — the first LNG
terminal applicant ever to be
dismissed by FERC.


The Passing of a Dear Friend

Dr. James Venart

Petitcodiac, NB
September 28, 1934 – July 29, 2015

Dr. Venart, was a professor emeritus in mechanical engineering at University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB, where he had also served as mechanical engineering department chair for eight years. He was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers and of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Jim was a world authority on fire and explosion, and his research papers have been published over more than two decades in many respected journals. He was a frequent presenter at international conferences on the consequences of fire and explosion.

Dr. Venart provided considerable expertise to Save Passamaquoddy Bay, including mathematical modeling and resulting research paper, including a presentation to the US Department of Transportation Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regarding PHMSA's flawed LNG design release assumptions.

He will be sorely missed.

Posted 2014 Jul 6

DeLNG to File
Formal FERC Application
in December
Maine Applications
in late 2015–early 2016

Source: FERC Docket No. PF14-19, Accession No. 20150706-4009

Posted 2014 Jun 24

IECA* Delivers Scathing
Rebuke to US DOE**

IECA Moves to Suspend or Deny DOE
Approval of Downeast LNG Exporting to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations

— DOE has Violated the Natural Gas Act —

Since Downeast LNG has not completed the required NEPA process (and is such a tenuous project that it has little prospect of properly completing that process) DOE has violated its own policy — and the Natural Gas Act — by providing its export approval to Downeast LNG.

IECA observes that 'public interest' in DOE's view is whatever benefits a few natural gas resource owners and export terminal owners — in conflict with Justice Brandeis’ concept that the public interest is that which produces the most good for the most people.

* IECA — Industrial Energy Consumers of America
** DOE — US Department of Energy

Read ICEA's Motion to the DOE (PDF; 944 KB)

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Disaster looms when ruthless industrial developers invade a peaceful Maine seaside village. The Mermaid Queen is injured and powerless against this threat to her realm's natural beauty and traditional way of life. Now only the Queen's Elves and her faithful Sprite Robbinston Goodfellow can save Passamaquoddy Bay.

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Pope Francis

"For [Indigenous Peoples], land is not a commodity but rather a gift from God and from their ancestors who rest there, a sacred space with which they need to interact if they are to maintain their identity and values. When they remain on their land, they themselves care for it best."

Pope Francis Affirms the Importance of Free Prior & Informed Consent in Indigenous Communities, By Nikke Alex, Last Real Indians, Moorhead, MN; 2015 May 24

Webmaster's comment: The significant Passamaquoddy Tribal cultural and spiritual site upon which Downeast LNG has proposed to site its project has been totally ignored by FERC in the previously-published Final Environmental Impact Statement — in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Michael Brune, Sierra Club executive director

"Natural gas is not a bridge – it’s a gangplank."

Rally against pipelines, Willamette Media, Salem, OR; 2015 May 19

Art Berman, petroleum industry expert —

“The folly of the U.S. model for LNG exports is that the world is holding its breath. Well, guess what? The world has changed.”

“If these guys want to spend all this money to export LNG, let them hang themselves. We (the United States) get it wrong every time and it just seems like we're on track to do it again.” [Bold emphasis added.]

LNG — it's both 'if' and 'when', The World, Coos Bay, OR, 2015 Jan 30.

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    • FERC OFFICE OF ENERGY PROJECTSDowneast LNG Anticipate submitting draft Resource Report 1 (Project Description) this week, and draft Resource Report 5 (Socioeconomics) soon thereafter. They anticipate filing the remaining draft environmental Resource Reports by September, and draft Resource Reports 11 and 13 in September. They anticipate filing their formal FERC application by the end of the year.

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    • Downeast LNG, et al.Monthly Pre-Filing Status Report No. 11. Downeast LNG announced that it had signed a letter of agreement with CB&I on terminal development, design, and construction. Seismic hazard evaluation continues.

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