BIA asked to waive appraisal for gas terminal site

The Passamaquoddy Tribe voted 4-1 on Tuesday to seek speedy federal approval of a controversial liquefied natural gas terminal on the Pleasant Point Reservation.

Tribal council members want the BIA to waive an appraisal for the terminal site. They say they have a favorable deal to host the $400 million terminal.

But one dissenter on the council said the BIA still has a trust responsibility to review the deal. In the past, the tribe has waived appraisals for housing developments.

The terminal would be located at Split Rock, which is considered a sacred site. Some tribal members are opposed to the deal, saying it will harm the environment.

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Relevant Links:
Pasamaquoddy Tribe, Pleasant Point Reservation - http://www.wabanaki.com
Save Passamaquoddy Bay - http://www.savepassamaquoddybay.org

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