Wednesday, January 23, 2008

For the sake of salmon, no LNG terminal on the Columbia

According to the AP in the Register-Guard: The National Marine Fisheries Service wants the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to at least temporarily deny a permit to dredge the Columbia River to build a liquefied natural gas import terminal below St. Helens. The terminal likely would harm valuable salmon habitat. Northern Star Natural Gas Inc. wants to build the terminal, one of three under active consideration in Oregon, at Bradwood Landing. The other two in planning stages are near Astoria and Coos Bay.

Columbia Riverkeeper is opposed to the terminal and has an awesome action sheet to tell your representatives to oppose the terminal.


Anonymous said...

why don't you use a picture that accurately displays what tyoe of tanker will be on the Columbia?

The modern ships are membrane tankers and look nothing like your picture.

matt_stansberry said...

Anonymous: It's because I'm not that well informed. If you have a photo URL to a modern tanker w/ the membrane, please send it over.

Bpaul said...

Any dredging in the Columbia is pretty intense, considering the embedded toxins in the silt in that river.

I'll be curious what happens here.

Long Island John said...

Shell is trying to build one of these things in Long Island. They hired PR firms to get state and local support in the planning stages of the facility but have been very sneaky about it.

Here's a great spoof on the broadwater energy site: