The Quoddy Tides

Eastport, Maine

2005 December 9

Downeast LNG meeting delayed until 2006

by Marie Jones Holmes

A request for a December meeting with the St. Andrews mayor and council made by Dean Girdis, president of Downeast LNG, which proposes to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Mill Cove at Robbinston, has been delayed until the new year. Town Manager Tim Henderson says the mayor and council are holding weekly budget meetings in preparation of the 2006 budget and a meeting with Girdis will be scheduled in the new year.

Art MacKay, a marine researcher, made a presentation at a recent budget hearing seeking funds for the St. Croix Estuary Project, a Canadian community-based organization promoting the wise management of the St. Croix estuary. The organization is one of three groups sponsoring an economic and environmental study of the bay and the estuary by Yellow Wood Associates of St. Albans, Vt. The study would include the potential siting of LNG projects in the Quoddy Bay area.

© 2005 The Quoddy Tides
Eastport, Maine
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.