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FERC Approves Controversial Md. LNG Project

Law360 (January 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a controversial liquefied natural gas terminal Thursday despite requests from federal agencies that it wait for more information on the project's compliance with federal wildlife regulations before voting.

FERC's approval of developer AES Corp.'s proposal to construct an LNG terminal that will transport 1.5 billion feet per day of natural gas to serve rising demand in the Northeast is subject to 169 conditions intended to protect public safety and mitigate any adverse environmental impact.

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