28th May, 2009

FERC released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Downeast LNG on Friday

The FERC released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Downeast LNG on Friday. We and anyone interested have until July 6th to submit comments. As expected, the DEIS is compiled from information provided by Downeast. It concludes that while there are some environmental impacts, most can be made insignificant through mitigative measures. We disagree. The document has serious deficiencies and as expected focuses on the area near the proposed project and almost completely ignores Canada and impacts in Canada.

We are in the process of assembling a group of experts, many of whom have testified before on our behalf on this matter. We have a strong case, there are serious questions regarding the need for the project, the available supply of gas, and most important, the inappropriate site proposed. We have a lot of work to do, and the continued support of the Federal and Provincial governments is critical to our success.

If you would like to review the report, the link is:

http://www.ferc.gov/industries/lng/enviro/eis/2009/05-15-09-eis.asp#skipnavsub

Jessie Davies, Co-Chair
Save Passamaquoddy Bay Canada

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