Jan 14, 2013

Good Harbor Report on DCP's megatank plan comes out!

NEW! Good Harbor Report on DCP's megatank plan comes out!
Dramatic recent changes in global energy prices buttress environment and safety elements of the  no-build scenario.  MEDIA COVERAGE  Maine Things Considered MPBN  

Key Findings:

·       An independent blast analysis, which found that under a variety of accident scenarios, an explosion or leak at the terminal would cause lethal and devastating impacts to nearby homes and businesses, and to travelers on Route One;  

·       The lack of a cost sharing plan, which would transfer significant project costs from the LPG developer to local communities;

·       Gaps in current regulations, which leave citizens and businesses unprotected; and

·       Insufficient depths in the Searsport harbor and at the existing pier, which will require expensive and environmentally damaging dredging before ocean going LPG ships can safely access the port.

Clarke also cautioned regulators to look carefully at dramatic recent changes in global energy prices, which are leading industry to convert import terminals into export facilities.


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