Finally...the Environmental Big Dogs Notice the Threat to Jordan Cove...

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Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:00am to 10:15am
Interviews with Jody McCafferee and Arslan Bukhari

Activists in Coos Bay received a visit(s) from the Big Dogs...at long last.  
Yes! no less than the Sierra Club's Ted Gleichman came down to The Cove to see what all the noise is about. Back in April of this year an LNG tank exploded in the small town of Plymouht, Wshington sending five people to the hospital.  At the time Ted Gleichman, who chairs LNG committee for the Oregon chapter of the Sierra Club, said the explosion in Plymouth should concern regulators and people who live near proposed export terminals.
 
“We can’t ignore the fact that they are inherently extremely dangerous — and huge,” Gleichman said.
 
The Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay could store 3.4 billion cubic feet of gas in each of its two tanks, almost triple the amount of natural gas as the Plymouth facility, which can store 1.2 billion cubic feet of gas in each of its two tanks. A Williams Northwest Pipeline spokeswoman said the tank that exploded in Plymouth was about 1/3 full.
The Environmental Impact Statement is beginning to look in need of revision, reconsideration and redirection. When the US found that it was flooded with Bakken shale oil, Corporate interests once again erupted in Coos Bay with the plan to flip documents, assesments, inspections and signatures  -  export looked just like import in Greed's looking glass.
Thing is, it is not the same.  and even if it were any form of tanker terminal means the death of the West coast's marine life.
No more fish.
No more visitors
No more marine life
And once its gone, its gone.  The ecology took millions of years of evolution to become what it is today and when its gone, it isn't coming back

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