Environmental review of proposed Ambre Energy coal terminal should go deeper, The National Marine Fisheries Service says

The National Marine Fisheries Service , which plays a consulting role in granting permits for the proposed Boardman terminal, has asked the Army Corps of Engineers bypass a speedier environmental assessment process. Instead, it wants the corps to prepare a full environmental impact statement, a more thorough process that would take years of additional study. A spokeswoman for Ambre Energy said Friday the company disagreed with the National Marine Fisheries Service’ findings. “We’re not pleased with and we don’t agree with the letter, but we’re following the corps’ process,” said Ambre spokeswoman Liz Fuller. “We think we should be going through an environmental assessment. Other projects of similar scope and size have gone through a similar environmental assessment. But we’re following directions at this point.” Read more

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