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Bad News on Broadwater (with archival video)

Emerging Energy News: FERC denies rehearing on Broadwater LNG decision

FERC denies rehearing on Broadwater LNG decision

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has denied requests by the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to rehear FERC’s Sept. 4, 2008 order denying their request for late intervention in the Broadwater Energy liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal proceedings.

On March 20 of this year, FERC issued an order authorizing Broadwater Energy LLC to site, construct, and operator the LNG import terminal in Long Island Sound in New York State waters.

FERC also issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Broadwater Pipeline LLC, an affiliate of Broadwater Energy, to construct, own and operate a 21.7-mile (34.9-km) pipeline lateral from the outlet of the LNG terminal to a subsea interconnection with the Iroquois Gas Transmission System.

NYSDEC and NYSDOS filed requests for late intervention on April 18, 2008. The Sept. 4 order found NYSDOS is barred from becoming a party because of its participation in the Broadwater Energy LNG proceeding as a cooperating agency.

“The order also found that when intervention is sought after the issuance of a dispositive order, as was the case here, the prejudice to other parties and the burden on the Commission of granting late intervention are substantial, and movants bear a higher burden to show good cause to justify favorable action on their motions. The order found that the NYSDOS and the NYSDEC had not met that higher burden. Since neither the NYSDOS nor the NYSDEC were granted party status, the September 4 Order addressed their concerns as motions for reconsideration,” FERC said.

Archival video of the Green Party Show/Babylon Green Gathering. Anti-Broadwater activist explains the project and why it is a bad idea:


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