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Safety Information on LNG Plant Being Kept from Public

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Despite a host of safety questions that have been raised about Broadwater Energy’s proposed Liquefied Natural Gas plant that would float in the middle of Long Island Sound, the public has no apparent right to answers. Documents with crucial safety information have been stamped “secret” by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under a potential terrorist threat regulation. Even officials in the adjoining state of Connecticut have been denied access. Lawyers for Long Island’s Suffolk County’s lawyers are demanding that the commission halt all proceedings because the commission and state agencies “are unable to disclose certain information necessary to make the statutory determination required to authorize the project” as safe and in the public interest. (1/9/06)