Wednesday, April 18, 2007

How Much of Long Island Sound Should We Give to Broadwater?

In Hartford, they’re debating how much of the Sound should be off-limits to boats in the vicinity of the Broadwater LNG terminal. The question, in other words, is how much of this natural resource – Long Island Sound – that we own, should we turn over to Shell and TransCanada for their corporate use.

I hadn’t thought of this before, but with the Broadwater terminal proposed for a part of the Sound that is in New York waters but very close to the Connecticut border, won’t some of the so-called exclusion zone in the Sound be in Connecticut? If that’s the case, won’t Connecticut have to sign off on the private/corporate use of publicly-owned resources? Maybe Leah or Curt, at Connecticut Fund for the Environment, will know the answer.



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