Canada Threatens Lawsuit Over U.S. Gas Tankers

Law360, New York (February 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Canada has threatened legal action if two proposed energy terminals off the coast of Maine bring liquefied natural gas tankers through Canadian waters.

The Canadian government “will not permit LNG tankers to pass” because of environmental and safety concerns about the tankers, Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Wilson said in a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Joseph Kelliher on Wednesday.

FERC is currently preparing environmental impact statements for two proposed LNG terminal projects in Maine: Downeast LNG’s plant at Robbinston and Quoddy...
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