FERC Releases Draft EIS for Annova LNG Brownsville Project

FERC Staff has released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Annova LNG Brownsville liquefaction and LNG export terminal project (“Project”) on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas. The Project would include a new LNG export terminal capable of producing up to 6.95 million metric tons per year of LNG for export. The draft EIS concludes that approval of the Project would result in some adverse environmental impacts. The draft EIS goes on to note, “[h]owever, with the mitigation measures recommended in the EIS and Annova’s proposed mitigation measures, impacts in the Project area would be avoided or minimized, and would not be significant. In addition, the Annova LNG Project, combined with other projects in the geographic scope, including the Texas LNG and Rio Grande LNG Projects, would result in certain significant cumulative impacts. Construction and operation of the Project would result in mostly temporary or short-term environmental impacts; however, some long-term and permanent environmental impacts would occur.”


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