St. Andrews, New Brunswick reisdents Lee Ann Ward and Larry Lack write in the Telegraph Journal that, "The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Agency (FERC) is close to approving at least one of the LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminals that developers want to build on the Maine shores of Passamaquoddy Bay and the St. Croix River. A Canadian federal regulation enacted by Transport Canada can dissolve this threat. But this federal action is needed now, before American agencies give these projects the go-ahead to start construction."
"Informed observers agree that FERC will almost certainly approve and issue permits for one or more of the LNG terminals proposed for the Maine shores of our shared waters, perhaps as early as this coming fall or winter."
"Building and operating any one of these proposed terminals would damage our struggling Passamaquoddy Bay region's natural resource-based economy and destroy one of the last remaining healthy marine ecosystems in eastern North America."