2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 16 Aug 2005 15:21:31 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Encroachment on the water?
Navy asks feds to reverse approval of LNG terminal

Cape Cod Times  (MA)
August 16, 2005 

BOSTON - The U.S. Navy has asked federal regulators to reconsider their
approval of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River,
saying the comings and goings of the massive LNG tankers will disrupt
naval operations in nearby Newport, R.I.

The Navy tests submarines, torpedoes and sonar systems at its Naval
Underwater Warfare Center, which is located on Narragansett Bay near the
channel the tankers would use to get to Fall River.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved the proposed
terminal by a 3-1 vote, saying the project meets safety standards.

Each time a tanker approaches a terminal, the Coast Guard imposes a wide
safety zone to keep all other vessels away. That safety zone ''will
significantly and adversely impact water testing ... essential to the
Navy and the security of the nation,'' the Navy said in a motion filed
Friday with the commission.


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Lenny Siegel
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