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Agency Opposes LNG Terminal in Gulf
(2007-10-05)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A federal fisheries agency said it opposes a proposed liquefied natural gas import terminal 62 miles south of Dauphin Island. The National Marine Fisheries Service said such a facility could cause significant adverse impacts in the Gulf of Mexico.

Houston-based TORP Terminal LP has proposed using 46 billion gallons of seawater from the Gulf each year to warm the super-chilled liquid into a gaseous product that can be injected into the nation's natural gas pipeline network.

The agency said in a draft environmental impact statement that living things in the water, primarily the eggs and larvae of creatures that swim in the Gulf, would be killed with a toll that could be measured in the billions per year.

TORP CEO Joseph Berno said he wasn't surprised by the agency's comments.

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