Letter to the Editor for 4/21/2016

Special to the PRESS

May 5th Deadline!

Texas LNG (liquefied natural gas) has formally filed with FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) to build its export terminal on the Brownsville Ship Channel.  Local residents and concerned citizens now have a very narrow window (until May 5, 2016) to once again write comments/concerns to FERC regarding the location of heavy industrial petrochemical LNG refineries and natural gas transportation pipelines in our area.

If you have already sent comments to FERC before, this was during the pre-filing process.  This comment period is for interveners and is to communicate whether you or your business will suffer or be affected by the Texas LNG plant construction and operation. It is important to file during this time because we need to make our concerns for the health of the nearby residents and the ecosystems of the Laguna Madre known to FERC.

Those of us living in South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Long Island Village and Laguna Vista plus those working in the green ecotourism dependent industries of the Laguna Madre have the most to lose with the construction of the proposed LNGs.

Last summer, the above entities voted against LNGs coming to the Brownsville Ship Channel. It is time to move along to the next important step to protect our greenfield jobs, retirement environment and vacation destination “golden eggs” of an ecotourism based economy, which currently pays taxes and brings in hundreds of millions of dollars to Cameron County.

Go to saveRGVfromLNG on Facebook or saveRGVfromLNG.com to find out more info on how to file as an intervenor.

Thanks for caring and sharing!

Diane & Rick Teter

Laguna Vista

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