2007 Sep 28
by Edward French
A half dozen groups have been granted intervenor status in the Maine Board of Environmental Protection's review for permits by Quoddy Bay LNG for a liquefied natural gas terminal at Pleasant Point. The board, at its September 20 meeting, approved all of the groups that requested to be intervenors.
Intervenors are: Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission; City of Eastport and Eastport Port Authority; North East Energy Development Company; Downeast LNG and Downeast Pipeline LLC; Tidewalker Associates; and Save Passamaquoddy Bay, Nulankeyutomonen Nkihtankomikumon (We Take Care of the Land) and specified individuals. Three of the intervenors are pursuing their own LNG projects. Downeast LNG is proposing a terminal in Robbinston, for which the BEP held five days of public hearings in July. North East Energy Development Company, represented by Ian Emery of Cutler, is proposing a terminal on the St. Croix River in Calais. Tidewalker Associates, represented by Normand Laberge of Trescott, has filed applications for a tidal power project at Half Moon Cove, next to the Quoddy Bay LNG terminal site, and a tidal power project, possibly involving an LNG terminal, in Cutler.
Intervenors are allowed to testify, offer evidence and cross-examine witnesses during the board's public hearing on the application. It is expected that the BEP's hearing on the Quoddy Bay LNG project will be held sometime this winter near the site of the proposal.
© 2007 The Quoddy Tides
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.