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Flaming Gorge Pipeline Application “Deficient”

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sent a letter to the applicant for the Flaming Gorge Pipeline informing him that the application was “deficient.”  The letter is posted here (click).

“This project is a waste of time and money,” said Gary Wockner of Save the Colorado.  “It is a waste of time and money for FERC and for the State of Colorado.  We should be studying more sensible projects rather than this destructive pipedream.”

The FERC letter says:

  1. the permitting process will likely take much longer than the applicant suggests,
  2. the source for natural gas to fire the massive pumps needed to pump the water over the Continental Divide is unknown,
  3. the applicant has failed to notify participating dam operators,
  4. the application has failed to identify facilities needed to build the project.

The letter gives the applicant 30 days to provide more information, or the application can be rejected.

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