BEP to Vote on Future of Calais LNG Project 

Catherine Pegram

The head of the Board of Environmental Protection says that, after a nearly a year, the application to build a liquefied natural gas terminal downeast still isn’t ready for the state to review. So she’s recommending the board vote to return it to the company, if the company doesn’t pull the project off the table first. Calais L-N-G is asking the state for permission to build a $1 billion terminal south of Calais. It’s also asked for five extensions to submit its application to the BEP.Susan Lessard say the project is less ready for state review than when the first extension was granted in July, consider the company lost the right to buy land for the terminal and it continues to try to shore up funding.The BEP is scheduled to vote on the recommendation Thursday.