Broadwater Energy has filed an appeal to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce related to New York State's Department of State (NYSDOS) objection to Broadwater's certification of the project's consistency with the Long Island Sound Coastal Management Program (LISCMP). This administrative appeal process is included under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA).
"After careful consideration and review of the record, we firmly believe that the Secretary of Commerce
will find that the Broadwater project is consistent with the objectives of the Coastal Zone Management
Act," said John Hritcko, Senior Vice President and Regional Project Director Broadwater Energy.
The appeal was filed based on the project's view that the NYSDOS relied on improper considerations in
making its determination. The appeal asks the Secretary of Commerce to override the NYSDOS
determination on the grounds that the project meets the criteria for approval under the Coastal Zone
Management Act and applicable regulations.
"In pursuing this appeal, we remain committed to delivering a new supply of clean, reliable natural gas
directly to the Long Island, New York City and Connecticut markets. These new facilities are needed if
the region is to meet the significant energy and environmental challenges ahead," concluded Hritcko.