Monday, February 11, 2008

Broadwater Opponents

The anti-Broadwater team takes to YouTube to deliver its message.

The latest from Newsday

And Save the Sound provides the following updates:
February 7, 2008: New York has been, and continues to be, the real decision maker. Despite a deadline of February 12, 2007, The NY Department of State (DOS) and Broadwater agreed to a fifth extension on the state’s coastal consistency review. Issued on the evening of February 7, 2008, it puts a 60 day halt on the federal timeline for the DOS to review Broadwater’s consistency/inconsistency with NY’s Long Island Sound coastal policies. The stay ends on April 6, 2008. From there, the DOS has 5 days remaining in its review period resulting in a new April 11, 2008 decision deadline
February 6, 2008: The entire Connecticut Congressional Delegation submitted a united letter to FERC and the U.S. Coast Guard urging the rejection of Broadwater.
February 6, 2008: FirstEnergy Capital suggests that global LNG supply levels may increase the price of natural gas in North America. It cites delays at liquefaction projects worldwide and increasing demand in Europe and Asia as two of the reasons.
February 6 and 7, 2008: Intervenors filed comments asserting the continuing need to adequately assess the numerous alternatives to Broadwater.
February 1, 2008: Explaining that non-optimal arrangements have been made to try to secure existing LNG facilities because the Coast Guard does not have the resources it needs to provide these security services while continuing all of its other vital missions, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, pointed to Broadwater stating: "This is most clearly confirmed in the waterway suitability assessment for the proposed Broadwater terminal in New York, in which the Coast Guard reported it would need 11 new boats to provide adequate security. Despite the obvious red flags that this situation should raise, FERC was unable to explain what impact the lack of Coast Guard resources would have on a pending terminal application." Terminal Security: A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Joseph Keefe, Managing Editor of The Maritime Executive.

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