More Criticism for FERC's Broadwater Review
From the New York State Office of General Services:
The proposal entails a permanent removal of an area of unprecedented size from the State’s navigable waters for the LNG Project. The EIS should evaluate whether the conveyance of a leasehold or easement to a private entity for the Broadwater LNG Project of substantial acreage in the middle of the Long Island Sound waterway for the floating regasification plant, security zone, connecting pipeline and restricted channel is an abdication of the State’s public trust responsibilities and whether conveyance of such an interest can be done without impairment of the public interest in the lands and waters remaining.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:
The DEIS inadequately supports its conclusion that the project will not significantly impact marine resources or public use of the Sound. The DEIS fails to provide a thorough alternatives analysis. The reports and information created by Broadwater are summarized in insufficient detail to inform the public as to the project’s impacts.
Even the U.S. EPA says more work needs to be done on the analysis. For more, click here and type in "Broadwater" in the "text search" box.