The Saint Croix Courier

St. Stephen, NB

2007 February 13

New Brunswick granted intervener status at Maine LNG terminal hearings

Oilweek Magazine — Calgary, AB

Feb 13, 2007 12:59:00 PM MST

FREDERICTON (CP) — The province of New Brunswick has been granted intervener status at upcoming hearings on two liquefied natural gas terminals on the American side of Passamaquoddy Bay in Maine.

The province is concerned about issues including the environment, safety and security, and impacts on the economy.

Premier Shawn Graham says the province opposes the terminals because they would require huge tankers to pass through Canadian waters at Head Harbour Passage.

Downeast LNG is looking to build a plant in Robbinston, Maine, while Quoddy Bay LNG wants to build a terminal in Pleasant Point.

As an intervener at the U.S. regulatory hearings, the New Brunswick government would have an opportunity to present the province's case.

Graham says while the federal government has voiced its opposition to the terminals, it has not applied for intervener status.

The review of the proposals could last up to 18 months.


© 2007 Advocate Media
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.

The Saint Croix Courier, St. Stephen, NB