Thursday, January 18, 2007

In the News: Fuel for debate on the sound

Liquefied Natural Gas or LNG and the high demand for offload facilities in the Northeast will certainly be one of the more contentious debates of the upcoming year. A recent series of public meetings in Long Island brought out proponents and challengers alike, all speaking to the impacts of the planned Broadwater Terminal. Currently in question - a report that found there would be "no significant impacts" in the already heavily degraded Long Island Sound...JB

Photo: Artist Image of Proposed LNG Facility from Underwater from Newsday

By Jennifer Smith
Newsday Staff Writer
January 9, 2007

The contentious debate over a liquefied natural gas terminal proposed for Long Island Sound shifts into high gear this week at a series of public meetings on the project's likely environmental impact.

At issue is a report by federal energy officials which concluded that the massive Broadwater LNG Terminal -- a 1,200-foot-long floating facility that would require about 22 miles of new pipeline under Long Island Sound -- would have no "significant impacts to the environment."

Read more:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liboard0109,0,6932072.story?coll=ny-main-bigpix

Read the Full Report here:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-broadwater-report,0,2378274.htmlstory?coll=ny-main-bigpix