Fourteen AGs Filed Comments Opposing Special Permit to Allow Transport of Ethane by Rail
FEBRUARY 21, 2023
Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown and New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in comments to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) opposing a special permit that would allow Gas Innovations, a specialty gas provider, to transport cryogenic liquefied ethane by rail. The AGs urged PHMSA to deny Gas Innovation’s vague request to transport ethane at very low temperatures to unspecified sites in Canada, Mexico, and parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, asserting that the proposed plan had not been shown to be safe or in the public interest and could potentially further endanger environmental justice communities.
- Documents: CommentsState Impact Center Press ReleaseMI Press ReleaseIL Press Release
- Document Type: Comment Letters Press Releases/Statements
- States: Delaware Illinois Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota New Jersey New York Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Washington Washington, D.C.
- Agencies: Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
- Issues: Chemical Accidents Environmental Justice Fossil Fuels Hazardous Waste Plastics & Petrochemicals Public Health Toxics
- Era: Biden Administration
- Action Type: Rulemaking & Other Federal Administrative Proceedings