Let the President’s Council on Environmental Quality know what YOU think.
Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to overseas markets is a dirty, dangerous practice that lets the industry make a killing at the expense of human health. On April 26, Sierra Club announced that they will reject a proposed LNG export facility in Cove Point, MD. In a unique plot twist, a prior legal settlement entered in the 1970s and later revised gives the Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes to the purpose or footprint of the existing Cove Point LNG import facility.
You can help stop LNG export facilities elsewhere by telling the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality that exporting dirty LNG is dangerous to our public health, environmentally destructive, and that it is time to come clean and disclose these impacts. Send your comments to Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality, at FN-CEQ-OpenGov@ceq.eop.gov.
While drillers continue to carve up private property and ignore basic environmental laws, the industry is pressuring local governments and coastal communities to build new pipelines and processing plants so natural gas can be turned into a liquid form and shipped overseas.
Exporting natural gas would increase fracking and carbon emissions, put sensitive ecological areas at risk, and do nothing to address our country’s energy problems. Natural gas companies envision a network of winding pipelines that connect the drills to the docks, slicing through wildlands, rivers, and backyards. Pipes will inevitably leak and rupture, fouling the environment where people live with methane – further polluting the air we breathe, the water we drink.
Not only that, the supercooling process that turns fossil fuel vapor into LNG requires an immense amount of energy – so much energy, in fact, that some reports suggest the LNG life cycle is as dirty as coal itself. The industry wants to build enormous shipping terminals, paving over fields, filling wetlands, and destroying estuaries.
And what will this do to solve America’s energy problems? Nothing.
The industry claims natural gas is the answer to energy independence, but shipping LNG overseas will only raise domestic prices and force us to rely on other dirty fossil fuels like coal.