Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Islander East Schism

Both sides of Long Island Sound – Connecticut and Long Island – detest the Broadwater LNG proposal, but that doesn’t mean they see eye-to-eye on all energy proposals.

Connecticut people, including Connecticut Fund for the Environment and residents of the Thimble Islands area, think the Islander East pipeline is a terrible idea and they’re fighting like crazy to stop it.

Long Island people, including the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, like the pipeline idea, because among other reasons they think it will eliminate any need for Broadwater’s LNG.

Late last week a federal court, ruling in a lawsuit brought by Islander East (a joint venture of Keyspan and Duke Energy), said Connecticut did an inadequate job justifying a decision to deny a permit for the pipeline, and sent the issue back to the state for another look.


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