Thursday, March 20, 2008

Broadwater Approved

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a liquefied
natural gas terminal proposed for Long Island Sound.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved
the $700 million terminal proposal by Broadwater Energy. It would
be located 9 miles from Long Island and 10 miles from the
Connecticut shoreline.
Environmentalists and many elected officials oppose the project,
saying it could imperil the fragile ecosystem in Long Island Sound
and that a terrorist attack on the facility could result in
catastrophic results.
New York officials have yet to decide on issuing permits for the
project. Connecticut officials have warned they will fight in court
if the project is approved by federal regulators and New York.

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