Monday, April 13, 2009

The Commerce Department's Press Release About Its Rejection of Broadwater

Here's what the Department of Commerce said in its Broadwater press release today:

The Department of Commerce concluded that the Project’s adverse coastal impacts outweighed its national interest, in part because its location in an undeveloped region of the Sound would significantly impair its unique scenic and aesthetic character and would undermine decades of federal, state, and local efforts to protect the region. The decision was based on the appeal record, which includes information developed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), additional briefs and documents offered by the parties, the views of interested federal agencies, as well as a “friend of the court” brief filed by the Attorney General of Connecticut.

Today’s ruling prevents the issuance of any federal permits necessary for the construction and operation of the Project. It does not, however, prevent Broadwater from developing alternate proposals for federal and state review.

You can read the entire press release here.



Anonymous Bryan said...

Now that that's out of the way, it's time for CCE and STS to work out a position on Islander East.

I wonder if CCE will come out against Safe Harbor now that they don't need it to serve as an alternative to Broadwater, at least on paper (or in the papers).

12:56 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I am very happy about this ... Broadwater should have included options for offshore Atlantic facilities, so I think that was a wise determination.

Congratulations - clink!

Hey what's this about "islander East"?


1:49 PM  
Anonymous Bryan said...

Tom's got the best quick summary I could find:

2:04 PM  

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