Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Save Passamaquoddy Bay from LNG

My final New Year's wish for the Bay of Fundy is in such stark contrast to the green tidal energy project I've been's bizarre!!

This wish involves controversial proposal to build a $700 million dollar liquefied natural gas plant at Maine's Mill Creek where the St. Croix River meets Passamaquoddy Bay just 20 kilometres south of the Canada-U.S border. At least one nearly 1000-foot-long LNG tanker is expected to pass through Head Harbour each week. Even before the plan has gone through environmental reviews on both sides of the border, our government says it will not allow LNG tankers through what it claims are Canadian waters. Yay Canada! but...

I've read that the United States says we will be violating international laws by refusing to allow liquefied natural gas tankers through Head Harbour. Canada says LNG tankers in Head Harbour are environmentally dangerous, potential threats and just plain not wanted!

I'm not alone in wanting to see this project cancelled - hence, it's magical position as New Year's wish #1.

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