Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Numerous Rehearing Requests To FERC For AES LNG Project

The Brandywine Conservancy and fifteen landowners holding conservation easements are requesting a rehearing and stay of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) approval of the AES Sparrows Point LNG facility and the January 15, 2009 approval of the Sparrows Point Pipeline [owned by AES subsidiary Mid-Atlantic Express Pipeline, LLC].

The Hankin Group and Hankin Enterprises, Ltd. also requested a rehearing. Andrew Durkin and Ann Durkin and many others want the Commission to reconsider the placement of Variation 12C as part of the final route of the pipeline project. They also requested the Commission to reconsider its decision to refuse every impacted resident the opportunity to provide input, make comments, and propose alternatives.

The requests for rehearing are pouring into FERC from numerous parties. AAEA's interest in this project is related to Turner Station, which is the closest community to this proposed project. AAEA seeks mitigation and/or relocation of this community and we are working directly with community activists to get consideration of their request for assistance.

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