|LNG Plants Explodes in Algeria in 2006, Killing 26|
And, they will leave town, after pocketing millions in profits and likely avoiding millions in taxes from abatements, pocketing millions more in incentives off the backs of hard-working taxpayers.
LNG, the concept of condensing liquefied natural gas to 1/600th of its normal volume, is, not only a highly polluting enterprise, it is short term. Currently, markets are shrinking and will continue to shrink as the global economy moves away from fossil fuel.
An anonymous comment below, left in the comment section of two local blogs, implies some discord among those in opposition to LNG in our region, the RGV. That's unsubstantiated, but would not surprise. Advocacy groups are made up of strong-willed people with strong opinions:
"As a former member of this group, You should know that There is currently a lot of in fighting going on among the save the rgv from LNG people. Power struggle for and a lack of leadership from The current people in charge. I stopped supporting them because they can't get anything done. Fundraising has been disastrous. We would get together and just talked in circles and accomplish nothing. The lack of support from the community at large is disheartening. I am still anti LNG but really have nothing good to say about them. A couple of us younger more active people are thinking of starting our own anti LNG group. Stay tuned."
While this commenter reports some dissension within the local anti-LNG community, we have to consider it could simply be disinformation from the deep-pocketed proponents of LNG intended to divide and weaken the protesters.