Scottish Windfarm Starts Producing Electricity

The American Bird Conservancy is suing the Obama Administration over a rule that would allow wind farm operators to kill a certain number of federally protected eagles for a period of 30 years without threat of prosecution. The group says the rule is illegal because the US Fish & Wildlife Service never had an opportunity to evaluate the impact on eagle populations. [Associated Press]

There is now one less Australian LNG liquefaction project on the “planned” list, as GDF Suez and Santos decided the Bonaparte Floating LNG project no longer met their required financial criteria. The plant would have liquefied gas from three remote offshore Australian fields, the development of which are now uncertain. [Sutherland LNG Law Blog]

The outgoing NATO Secretary General claims to have evidence indicating Moscow supports environmental groups and non-governmental organizations that oppose unconventional natural gas development that uses hydraulic fracturing well completion technology. “I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations – environmental organisations working against shale gas – to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas.” [Natural Gas Europe]