Army Corps Of Engineers Weigh In On AES Corp’s (AES) Proposed LNG Facility

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09:34:12 am on January 14, 2009

Yesterday, we reported that the DOI requested approval of AES Corporation’s proposed LNG facility at Sparrows Point in Chesapeake Bay be put on hold to better study the potential impact of the project on local wildlife. Now, the Army Corps of Engineers is weighing in, saying it will deny AES’ application for a permit for the project until these concerns are addressed.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the company won’t get permits for the facility or for the fuel pipeline to transport the liquefied natural gas until it complies with all of the following requests:

Complied with federal wildlife regulations, prepared mitigation plans for wetlands that might be disturbed during construction and met other requests for information…In a letter to FERC, the Corps said AES must also develop additional plans for the disposal of dredged material taken from state waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay. In addition, it asked for more information on why an alternative Sparrows Point terminal site was rejected.

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