Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another Setback for Weaver's Cove LNG

This week, the Department of Interior/National Park Service sent what we refer to as a "black cloud" letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), indicating that the proposed Hess LNG terminal in Mount Hope Bay will most likely not be consistent with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act through which it was designated last year.

We fully expect Hess/Weaver Cove and their damage control team to dismiss this latest gut punch to their project as just another minor flare-up they can make go away by throwing around bogus economic and job figures. We doubt it.

Still, Hess shows no sign at all of letting up and continues to pour seemingly endless resources into the fight. As long as they are serious about it, so must we be. And as they step it up, look for ever stronger advocacy from Save The Bay and our partners. They can outspend us, but they can never outlast us, because we're in this one for as long as it takes.

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