Regulators: No major impact in gas exports plan

AP News
Posted: May 15, 2014 3:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say that Dominion's proposal to export liquefied natural gas from a terminal in Maryland would pose "no significant impact" on the environment.

The environmental assessment by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff is a recommendation to the commission, which will decide whether the project can go forward. Other permits are also required.

The 241-page FERC assessment was issued Thursday.

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