FERC issues final EIS for proposed Brownsville Channel LNG project

Oil & Gas Journal: Construction of Texas Brownsville LNG LLC’s proposed LNG project could result in adverse environmental consequences, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a Mar. 15 final environmental impact statement. Impacts would be less than significant if the project sponsor’s proposed impact avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures and the FERC staff’s additional recommendations are implemented, it added.

But the project’s construction, in addition to two others proposed in the area, would result in substantial cumulative impacts from sediment and turbidity and shoreline erosions within the Brownsville Ship Channel during operations from vessel transits, the final EIS warned. Habitat for the federally listed aplomado falcon, ocelot, and jaguarundi also could be lost, and vessels could strike the animals, it said.

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