LNG: Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point takes firm stand against Downeast LNG. And they are sounding p—ed off!

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Pleasant Point
Reservation
P.O. Box 262 ~ Perry ~ Maine 04667

Tel. (207) 662-2600
June 8, 2014

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE Room 1A
Washington, DC 20428

Re: Downcast LNG, Docket Nos. CP07-52400, CP07-53-000, and CP07%3%01
Dear Ms. Bose;
The proposed Downcast LNG project at Mill Cove in Robbinston, Maine, would:
1) Damage or destroy, and impede or prevent access to, significant
Passamaquoddy sacred and prehistoric cultural assets, most especially
along the shoreline at Mill Cove;
2) Eliminate continuity of access to those assets, assets that have been
available, unimpeded, to tribal members for thousands of years;
3) Conflict with historic and traditional Passamaquoddy navigation and
sustenance fishing rights in Passamaquoddy Bay; and
4) Endanger the entire Passamaquoddy population at Sipayik through
designation as being within federally defined LNG ship Hazard Zone 2
and Zone 3;
Therefore, Pleasant Point Tribal Government adamantly, and conclusively,
opposes Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the
Downcast LNG project.
Respectively Sub d,
R. Cia n Cleaves
Chief
Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe
cc Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribal Council

 


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