Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Will the Port of Brownsville and Cameron County Allow Short-Sighted LNG Profiteers to Wreck Our Region's Tourism?

Excerpts from our 4/20/16 article:  

2004 LNG Explosion in Algeria
Short-sighted profiteers who push for LNG plants at the Port of Brownsville, extending to the city limits of Port Isabel, may be a decade or so late. Lowered oil prices, lessening demand for LNG has resulted in lowered production worldwide.  

Actually, littering Highway 48 with LNG plants would be the dumbest mistake our region could ever make. Imagine scenic Channel View adjacent to Houston.  The water is there, but the air wreaks of oil and the skies seem always overcast.  Certainly, no one is swimming or kayaking in the bay.

If the LNG plants are built, they could become a decaying carcass of chemical cleanup Cameron County could never afford, not only a permanent eyesore, but a health hazard.  

Hopefully, the LNG companies will honor the $4 million in leasing fees, but choose not to throw good money after bad.  Pope Francis, Barack Obama and the world are encouraging moving away from fossil fuel technology. Whole cities in Germany are now off the grid, powered by wind. 

World reports, many from LNG World News, the PR vehicle for the industry, indicate demand for LNG is decreasing.  

4 comments:

  1. "...littering Highway 48 with LNG plants would be the dumbest mistake our region could ever make..."
    Wasn't it dumbocrats that made this decision?

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  2. "Whole cities in Germany are now off the grid, powered by wind." Then move to Germany and leave America pursuit and regain it's energy power status.

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  3. "Short-sighted profiteers who push for LNG plants at the Port of Brownsville, extending to the city limits of Port Isabel, may be a decade or so late..."
    Ok you elitist brainiac what's your viable solution to revive our economy?
    I don't agree much with Martinez but the expansion of our electrical capacity makes this area more viable for industrialization, smart move. Hence LNG plants is a good start to jump start our depress economy and more good paying jobs. Keep in mind the Texas economy is the 12th largest in the world and yet here in south Tx is the poorest region in the entire country.

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  4. The whole thing smells and in years the odor will drive you out of town. Outsiders come with the promise of creating jobs, but seldom deliver. If allowed to establish a home in this region...It will look and smell like Texas City

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