Landrieu urges FERC to approve Cameron LNG

By By Frank DiCesare / American Press

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D – La., wants the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the Cameron LNG liquefaction project.

And she wants it done in a timely manner.

In a letter to FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur on Wednesday, Landrieu, who was recently appointed chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, wrote that her office has reviewed the comments made on Cameron’s Environmental Impact Statement and that “no significant new issues” had been raised.

“Thus there is a clear path for FERC to follow to timely issue a final EIS and grant the application sought by Cameron LNG,” she wrote.

FERC officials are scheduled to issue a final EIS on the Cameron project by April 30.

The EIS is a 600-page report in which the commission receives input from agencies such as the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

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