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:
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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.