The Quoddy Tides

Eastport, Maine

2007 Aug 24

BEP reopens hearing on Downeast LNG plan

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
Eastport, Maine
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.