DEC faults Broadwater plan

Says LNG facility will have serious adverse environmental impacts
The Suffolk Times

Broadwater Energy’s proposed mid-Sound liquefied natural gas facility would have serious adverse environmental impacts and its permit applications will not be approved by the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation unless the company can demonstrate how those impacts will be mitigated, according to a “notice of incomplete application” issued Dec. 21 by the state DEC.

In the strongly worded letter to Broadwater’s attorneys, the DEC environmental permits division said the annual destruction of 274 million fish eggs and larvae — together with an “unknown number” of young-of-the-year and small adult fish — as a result of the facility’s operation in Long Island Sound, represents “a significant adverse impact to the aquatic environment and fishery of the Long Island Sound.”

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