23rd Jan, 2007

What’s At Issue?

Two American companies plan to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals along the Maine shore in Passamaquoddy Bay. Oklahoma-based Quoddy Bay LNG has picked a site near Eastport, at Split Rock on the Pleasant Point Indian Reservation (Sipayik) directly across from Fairhaven, Deer Island. Downeast LNG, based in Washington D.C., has purchased land for an LNG terminal at Mill Cove in Robbinston, directly across from St. Andrews. (There are no details yet on a third proposal further up the river). To access any of these sites, LNG supertankers would have to pass through Head Harbour Passage, the narrow Canadian channel between Campobello and Deer Island.

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