INFIGHTING WITHIN ANTI-LNG GROUP OR SIMPLY DISINFORMATION FROM LNG?

LNG Plants Explodes in Algeria in 2006, Killing 26
Proposed plans for three LNG plants, extending from the Port of Brownsville to near the city limits of Port Isabel is a very bad, short-sighted idea, not just because of the danger of explosion as happened in Algeria in 2006, killing 26, but because it would leave towering metal carcasses with a chemical cleanup Cameron County can't afford, once the short term profiteers have left town.

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.

Comments

  1. Have you read the Corban Energy Group ad on your blog, Jim? It says they sell plans for LNG terminals. Oops. Don't tell me they bought you, too...

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  2. Eh. Sounds like wishful thinking on the part of a certain State Representative who was caught with his hands in the cookie jar.

    The Lucio's now appear willing to stoop to hiring some paid agitators. Not fooling the business owners throughout the RGV, who are ever more drawing to the conclusion, Lucio poses a direct threat to our business futures in this coastal region.

    To be frank, Lucio has been exposed as a fraud and nothing that man does, or his team of fossil fuel special interests, Republican conservatives and politiqueras, surprises me anymore. He has demonstrated that he has lost sight of who and what he represents.

    Step down, or be taken down.

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  3. The anti LNG folks can't raise a dime in the RGV. That tells you something. Nobody is beleaving their sky is falling, doomsday scenarios. Not even George Soros will toss them $1,000.00. I think they are realizing the fight is over.

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  4. The anti LNG folks can't raise a dime in the RGV. That tells you something. Nobody is beleaving their sky is falling, doomsday scenarios. Not even George Soros will toss them $1,000.00. I think they are realizing the fight is over.

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  5. @9:46 PM

    I don't think you understand how George Soros plays the game. LNG's fall under Soros "clean energy" profit sources. Soros only plays the "let's fund environmentalist activist" when he can profit of it, not just to stir the pot.

    El Nuevo Director

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  6. Everyone in the RGV will benefit from LNG, not just the rich.

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    1. What a lie. I've had it with this Lucio character and his lying minions.

      LNG brings cancer and industrial waste to our water and our air. The rich corporation is paying our little Lucio sellout, for the right to make the RGV into their own industrial waste sewer. No one denies this. It means huge profits for the fossil fuel industry, while the poor shits who have to drink and breathe the contaminated water and air (us) are the ones who get cancer, or try to sustain a dying fishing industry when all the fish are killed, living in industrial filth. Who do you think you are kidding? Do you think HEB and other distributors will buy fish from us that was harvested from toxic LNG sludge? What do you think will happen to our oyster and seafood industry?

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    2. I've had it ! WAAAAAHHHAAA. don't worry, you will get use to it. LNG is clean energy. Now go change your diaper snowflake.

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  7. What a joke. Tell me again how the fishing and eco-tourism industry was decimated in and around Port Aransas because of all the refineries and chemical plants in Corpus Christi - it was not, they are building million dollar homes, hotels, stores, and restaurants + holding fishing and surfing tournaments in and around Port Aransas. Tell me again how the fishing and eco-tourism industry was decimated in and around Galveston because of all the refineries and chemical plants at the Port of Houston - it was not, they are building million dollar homes, hotels, stores, and restaurants + holding fishing and surfing tournaments in and around Galveston. Once again, these are NOT oil refineries. And if any of you use natural gas to heat your homes or cook your food, you have been disqualified from this conversation.....hypocrites. They are coming whether you all like it or not. If they don't come here, they will go to Corpus Christi or the Port of Houston, and their communities will benefit from $20+ billion these companies are planning on investing. So let me get this straight, If the gulf of Mexico is already polluted by all of these chemical plants and oil refineries that have been there for decades, why is everyone still buying Gulf of Mexico seafood? Why are the seafood restaurants in Galveston, Corpus Christ, Port Aransas, South Padre Island still proudly serving seafood harvested from our filthy Gulf of Mexico? GTFOH! STOP FEAR MONGERING!

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  8. Believe me when I say mi familia will all vote Lucio out!

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  9. It has been fun watching the save the rgv from LNG protesters die a slow death. This bunch of old, out of town tourist who decided to stay and try to protest OUR groth and prosperity. Ain't gonna happen. We won you lost. LNG ON THE WAY.

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