"For much of the state of Maine, the environment is the economy"
- Jul 24 (released Jul 23) — Downeast LNG Announces FERC Pre-Filing Submission (PDF; 88KB)
- Jun 20
- Downeast LNG announces "New" Bi-directional LNG terminal Project (PDF; 92KB)
- Todd Gabe Report of 2014 May 5 (PDF; 203KB)
- Feb 11 —FERC Questions Downeast LNG
- Apr 30
- Downeast LNG is Last Proposed LNG Import Terminal in North America
- Followup to above News Release:
Only 3 of 16 North American LNG Import Terminals In Use
- Apr 04 — FERC Dismisses Calais LNG From Permitting Process
- 2011 Nov 22 — Downeast LNG — The Naked Truth
- 2011 Nov 14 — US Natural Gas Production Obsoletes Proposed Downeast LNG Project
- 2011 Nov 03 — Calais LNG Lacks Veracity, Viability
- SPB Maintains Calais LNG Fails State Permitting Threshold — 2010 Aug 12.
- Veracity vs. US Chamber of Commerce — 2009 Sep 23.
The US Chamber of Commerce shills for energy projects that violate industry best practices.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs is Challenged by Passamaquoddy Tribal Members Nulankeyutomonen Nkihtahkomikumon (We Take Care of Our Land), 2008 Aug 22.
- Quoddy Bay LNG suspends lease payments to Passamaquoddy Tribe (PDF; 84.9 KB, 2008 Jul 24)
Webmaster's Comments: Don Smith claims that the Bureau of Indian Affairs had not properly approved the Ground Lease Agreement between the Passamaquoddy Tribal Government and Quoddy Bay LNG, and so according to Smith there is no valid lease. He uses that claim as justification to halt payments to the tribe.
- Final Report of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Ignores Calls for Fossil Fuel Moratorium and Rejection of Carbon Market (PDF; 11.4 KB; 2008 May 9)
NOTE: The call for a fossil fuel moratorium on indigenous peoples’ lands includes the Quoddy Bay LNG project at Sipayik, Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation.
- Quoddy Bay LNG acknowledges lack of need (SPB, 2008 Mar 31)
- FERC Commission extends landowner notification requirements for certain interstate natural gas facilities (Oct 18)
- State Denies Downeast LNG Request to Withdraw Application (Sep 20)
- Nulankeyutomonen Nkihtahkomikumon Passamaquoddy Tribal Group Wins BIA Court Appeal (Sep 14)
Read: Appellate Court Decision, PDF 102.7 KB;
Alternate site for: Appellate Court Decision, PDF 102.7
- SPB Response to DeLNG Withdrawal from Maine DEP Permitting Process (Sep 14)
- SPB Issues Trio of Condemnations Against FERC (Nov 26)
- The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Catch-22 (Nov 21) Nulankeyutomonen NkihtahkomikumonTop
- Developer calls for continued cooperation between U.S. and Canada on energy issues (Maine Today, 2006 Nov 16) Save Passamaquoddy Bay's comprehensive comments are provided in a side-by-side comparison.
- Quoddy Bay LLC & Downeast LNG Not Offering Fair, Honorable Deals (2006 Aug 25)
- Local Pilots Have No Safety & Security Zone Authority (2006 Aug 16)
- Gov. Baldacci condemns Congressional energy legislation (2006 Jun 30)
- The Whole Bay Study is Published (2006 Jun 22)
- Canadian political leaders say: "LNG tankers will not enter Canadian waters at Head Harbour Passage" (2006 Mar 27)
- Going the distance: Native American group incorporates and files for intervener (2006 Mar 23)
- We will keep to the high ground, and stand even taller: Hate crime against Save Passamaquoddy Bay coordinator (Mar 23)
- Downeast LNG Indicates Safety Ignorance (2006 Mar 20)
- Quoddy Bay LLC's Time Machine Becomes Comedy of Errors! (2006 Mar 15)
- Quoddy Bay LLC must have time machine! (2006 Mar 11)
- Whole Bay Study Commissioned To Focus on Socio-economic Impacts of Proposed LNG in 3 Nations (2005 Nov)
- Nulankeyutomonen Nkihtahkomikumon Files Lawsuit vs Robert Impson of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) & US Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton (2005 Nov 2)Top
The OEP [Office of Energy Projects] Director, on a case-by-case basis, will establish deadlines and coordinate federal and state actions for all federal authorizations necessary for proposed natural gas projects under section 3 and section 7 of the Natural Gas Act.
WEBMASTER'S COMMENT: In other words, there will be no rules or guidelines other than the OEP Director's subjective judgement.
- Commission Temporarily Eases Natural Gas Construction Rules to Speed Recovery from Hurricanes Adobe Reader PDF, 28KB (2005 Nov 17)
- [T]he Commission today increased the cost caps for projects that may be constructed under the automatic authorization provisions of Part 157, Subpart F blanket certificate regulations from $8 million to $16 million, and under the prior notice provisions from $22 million to $50 million. The increased limits will apply to projects providing increased or alternative access to natural gas supplies. The regulations implement provisions of the Natural Gas Act. In addition, the Commission is temporarily expanding the definition of “eligible facilities” that can be constructed under the blanket certificates.
- Chairman Appoints New Administrative Law Judge [John P. Dring, Jr.], Adobe Reader PDF, 24KB (2005 Nov 16)Top
WEBMASTER'S COMMENT: FERC, whose commission members already have close ties to the industries that they regulate, now has an Administrative Law Judge who used to work for a company that he now regulates. Is there any wonder why the public believes that FERC represents the the energy industry?
- New England Aquarium Names Irving Oil as Founding Research Partner in Effort to Protect the World’s Most Endangered Large Whale (2005 Oct 18)
- Statement Of MASSPIRG In Opposition To Construction Of An LNG Terminal On Outer Brewster Island (2005 Oct 17)
- Earth First! Decries Savvy Inc for Environmental Racism (2005 Oct 10)Top
- LNG developer Quoddy Bay LLC, via their public relations representative, Savvy Inc.:
- Perry Improvement Association:
- Quoddy Bay Hears Requests from Perry Residents for LNG (2005 Oct 17)
- Perry Residents Urge Support for LNG, Economic Development (2005 Oct 3)
- Clean Energy Advocates File Lawsuit on LNG’s Environmental Impacts (Ratepayers for Affordable, Clean Energy 2005 Aug 29)
- An Open Letter to Governor Baldacci & State Legislators (2005 Jul 25)
- Sen. Snowe Assists with BIA Land Lease Appeal (2005 Jul 22)
- Robbinston Joins Save Passamaquoddy Bay Alliance (2005 Jul 21)
- Maine's Governor Baldacci Abets Civil Rights Abuses (2005 Jun 23)
- Dennis Bailey's Lease Statements Untrue (2005 Jul 15)
- Baldacci Advisor Breaks Promise, Coverup Exposed (2005 Jun 13)
- Response to Wash. Co. DA Povich's Perry Bribery Charge decision re Quoddy Bay LLC (2005 May 18)
- Groups Say Liquefied Natural Gas Facility in Maryland Must Be Strongly Regulated (2005 May 16)
- Save Passamaquoddy Bay Requests Maine's Land and Water Resources Council for Moratorium (2005 May 9)
- “We Protect Our Land” Members Called "Vigilant, Courageous, and Bold" as They Halt the Signing of a Land-Lease Agreement at Pleasant Point (2005 May 7)
- Save Passamaquoddy Bay Alliance Proclaims LNG Obstacles Firmly in Place (2005 Apr 5)
- Local anti-LNG campaign victory takes on national threat: Passamaquoddy tribal members defend local and national homelands (2005 Apr 2)
- Save Passamaquoddy Bay 3-Nation Alliance Celebrates End to LNG Downeast (2005 Mar 29)
- The intent of Article 40 stands, Tulsa Developer loses ground (2005 Mar 28)
- In Solidarity with Neighbors Opposed to LNG, Tribal Group Demands a better government that is more accountable to the Passamaquoddy people. (2005 Mar 28)
- NB Member of Legislative Assembly Safety Statement (PDF)