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Friday, October 17, 2008

Whales a little safer tonight as FERC dismisses Quoddy Bay LNG

Whales in the Bay of Fundy became a little safer today when FERC dismissed the application of Quoddy Bay LNG. Depending on which part of their application you reviewed, they planned on having as high as one LNG tanker transit a day into their proposed terminal at Sipayak near Eastport, Maine. As everyone is aware, more ships mean more whale strikes and the future looks somewhat brighter as a result of FERC's decisions.

Nevertheless, two applications remain in the pipe so to speak; Downeast LNG with a proposed terminal at Robbinston, Maine directly across the St. Croix Estuary from the resort town of St. Andrews-by-the-sea and Calais LNG even further up the river at Devil's Head near the International Historic Site at St. Croix Island and across from the Ganong Nature and Marine Park at Todd's Point.

While Quoddy Bay LNG at Sipayak/Pleasant Point made little sense, the two remaining proposals make even less sense. The most frequent question around the Bay is "Why would they continue to waste money on a dead issue?"  If anyone has an answer to this, we would appreciate receiving it.

More information on this news release at groups.google.ca/group/quoddy

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