Second motion to intervene filed

Special to the PRESS

Laguna Vista officials voted Tuesday to file a motion to intervene in the pending proceedings relating to Texas LNG with the U.S. Federal Regulatory Commission.

Texas LNG is one of three corporations planning to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at the Port of Brownsville, in March of this year, filed an application with the U.S. Federal Regulatory Commission for authorization to build and operate a pipeline to provide natural gas to the plant.

The Town Council at their monthly meeting heard from a parade of anti-LNG citizens in public comments urging the adoption of the motion to intervene, citing the threat to the environment and the economy in the Laguna Madre area.

The agenda item, brought by council members Frank Davalos and Nadine Smith, who spoke in favor of the intervention. “I think we should stand up with the community against LNG, and I will do what I can,” Smith said. “It is important for the future of our children. And what about keeping nature clean? This can help teach children about ecological development,” she said.

Davalos said he opposes LNG for obvious reasons, such as health and safety of the Laguna Madre area.

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