Thursday, February 16, 2006

Blumenthal Says FERC Should Release the Broadwater Plans to the Public

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has asked federal regulators to make public all of Broadwater’s plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal in Long Island Sound. Under post 9/11 federal law, such plans are allowed to be kept secret by the government; anyone can request to review them but the request is granted only if you promise to keep what you learn secret. If you see something in the plans that you perceive as a serious flaw, the only thing you can legally do is tell the government and trust that they’ll handle it correctly. Right.

Blumenthal not surprisingly sees this as absurd. Here’s the Hartford Courant’s report. Personally, I continue to think that organized civil disobedience should be debated.


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