2007 Aug 24
by Edward French
The Maine Board of Environmental Protection will be holding another day of hearings on the proposal by Downeast LNG for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Robbinston. The board held five days of hearings from July 16 through 20 in Calais but decided at a meeting on August 2 to reopen the hearing record on three issues. Those issues are: the compensation plan for impacts to wetlands and vernal pools; the compensation plan for impacts to significant wildlife habitat; and the location of the tugboats when they are not assisting the transit of an LNG vessel.
The hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 19, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Augusta. Written comments concerning the three issues may be mailed to Department of Environmental Protection, Attn. Jennifer Cayer, 106 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401; or e-mail . Written comments must be received by September 20.
© 2007 The Quoddy Tides
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.