Canada Says FERC Must Halt Maine LNG Terminal Project

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Canada's ambassador to the U.S. told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday that a liquefied natural gas terminal project planned off Maine's coast cannot go forward, citing environmental and safety risks posed by builder Downeast LNG's proposal.

FERC staff approved the project's design in March, but Ambassador Gary Doer wrote a letter to the commission saying his country objects to plans for LNG tankers to weave through Canadian-controlled waters.

Canada will not cooperate with the U.S. on any coordination planning or limit the use of...
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