LNG Terminal in Astoria, Oregon?
July 14 2007 |
by Surfrider Foundation
Surfrider volunteers on the north coast are working to oppose development of a Liquefied Natural Gas
(LNG) terminal, pipeline, and other facilities within the Columbia River Estuary. There are currently four different proposals
to establish import terminals. The proposed sites include Bradwood Landing, located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River at approximately River Mile 38 (see photo); Tansy Point, within the City of Warrenton, Oregon; and the east and west banks of the Skipanon River mouth, also within the City of Warrenton. A number of concerns
about LNG have been raised including threats to: water quality, shoreline access, public safety, local economics, salmon populations
, etc. On July 17, the Clatsop County Planning Commission will accept public comments on the Bradwood Landing proposal. To read comments submitted to Clatsop County by local activists, please see first comment to this post. If you are interested in getting involved in this campaign contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on the proposed project see http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/index.asp