National Marine Fisheries Service Completes Section 7 Consultation for Proposed CLNG Project

Commonwealth LNG has received clearance under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for development of an 8.4 mpta LNG facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.  NMFS, also known as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, assessed potential threats to Threatened and Endangered marine species listed on the ESA from construction and operation of the proposed facility.  NMFS included the following summarization:  “Because all potential project effects to listed species and critical habitat were found to be extremely unlikely to occur, insignificant, or beneficial, we conclude the proposed action is not likely to adversely affect listed species and critical habitat under NMFS’s purview.”