Maine bill won’t ease LNG opposition

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Canada remains opposed to liquefied natural gas terminals in Maine even though the Legislature has just passed a law some hoped would ease that opposition.

The Portland Press Herald on Thursday quotes a spokeswoman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as saying the government remains opposed to the terminals in Robbinston and Calais in Washington County. Canadians say ships going to those terminals would have to pass through their waters.

In Maine, lawmakers have passed a law that lifts a moratorium on energy corridors from Canada with hopes it would open up a corridor through New Brunswick waters. LNG supporters hoped that would prompt Canada to soften its opposition to the Maine LNGs.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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