Why Oppose LNG?
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We've recently won an important victory stopping an LNG terminal from being built in San Pedro Bay on the Long Beach side of Terminal Island. In Oxnard, the Club has contributed to a victory preventing an LNG terminal from being built there. However, we are by no means home safe yet. There are other projects in the works — one for an offshore facility in the San Pedro Bay area, and the possibility that law suits may reinstate terminated projects, or that other companies may offer an LNG terminal project instead.
These pages are here for historical reasons — and will be replaced in May 2007 with new pages.
If the Bush administration can pull of placing an 85 million gallon, volatile LNG terminal in Long Beach, CA, they can put one in your city. Read why.
San Pedro and Wilmington residentsyou are in harm's way even more than many Long Beach residents. See why.
Oil supplies are running out. The question before us, is will we direct energy development toward nonpolluting, renewable resources, or toward continued use of fossil fuelssimply changing the type of fossil fuel we use.
This decision puts us squarely at a major crossroad. If we take the fossil fuel path, we will continue to:
Taking the renewable energy route, all of these issues can be dramatically improved compared to even the best of the fossil fuels.
In what could be a last hurrah for the fossil-fuel industry, Bush is doing everything he can to push further fossil fuel development. Unfortunately, this includes taking away the state's ability to regulate LNG facilities and turning it over to a federal agency.
Posted 2005.03.22. © 2005 Sierra Club. Permission is granted to reproduce pages on the LNG with this note: Please visit www.angeles.sierraclub.org/hvtf