Mass. DEP Rejects Weaver’s Cove LNG’s Dredging Application

The Providence Journal reports that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) last week denied a request for permission by Weaver’s Cove LNG to dredge sediment from the Taunton River. Two rulings, one from the DEP’s Bureau of Resource Protection and one from the Wetlands and Waterways Program, cited inadequate information and statements by Weaver’s Cove that were inconsistent with the Coast Guard’s conclusion that the Taunton River is not suitable for LNG vessel traffic. A Weaver’s Cove LNG spokesperson said his company plans to appeal the decisions.

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