Comments on draft EIS cite environmental issues, LNG terminal location

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Filings from federal, state and municipal agencies, environmental and business groups and the public piled in on the last two days for comment on the Alaska LNG project’s draft environmental impact statement. And while most public comments were supportive of the state-led undertaking to move North Slope gas to market, several filings pointed to deficiencies in the review.

Challengers either opposed the project outright over environmental concerns or supported a different route for the north-to-south gas pipeline and a different site for the liquefied natural gas export terminal than Nikiski, on Cook Inlet.

Others did not contest the project but found specific construction plans lacking.

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