Dominion Resources' bid to export liquefied natural gas from the coast of Maryland cleared a major hurdle on Thursday with a favorable environmental review from federal regulators.So that should be the end of it, right? No more whining and demonstrating about the environmental "issues?"
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's review of Dominion's Cove Point found that the project would not have a significant impact on the environment since it would be built in the same area as the company's existing import facility.
In a 241-page report, FERC said the project would have minimal effects on wetlands, vegetation and wildlife if it takes appropriate mitigation measures such as spill prevention and wetland erosion protections.
FERC also concluded that the project had "sufficient layers of safeguards" to prevent accidents and to protect public safety.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
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