The Sierra Club has formally challenged Cameron LNG’s proposal to export LNG based on the fact that it believes the company has not acknowledged the damaging effects of exporting LNG produced from domestic sources.
"Exporting natural gas is dirty and dangerous, and puts American families at risk," said Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club. "The Sierra Club's action today follows a series of filings in an ongoing effort to protect families from the natural gas industry's dirty and dangerous operating practices."
The Sierra Club contends that the export proposal would lead to increased air and water pollution in Louisiana and Texas and would also raise the domestic price of. It is calling for a full Environmental Impact Statement to study the extent of this proposed facility's environmental damages before DOE makes any final decisions.
Currently the price of natural gas in North America is incredibly low compared to the spot price of LNG due to the lack of outlets to supply gas to the international market. While industrial consumers and house holders are enjoying this glut of gas and its corresponding low price, in the long term it may be necessary for prices to rise in order for the industry to remain viable.
Written by Peter Farrell.
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