LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS [LNG] ~ This Potent GHG Should Remain Inside the Earth

by Duane Nichols on October 11, 2022

The climate crisis necessitates that Natural Gas remain in the ground

Not Worth The Cost: Understanding the Sacrifice of Gas Exports

From the Letter by Catherine Collentine, Sierra Club, October 10, 2022

I write to you at a time when more than ever, we need to act to stop greedy oil and gas companies and fight to transition away from fossil fuels to ensure a livable future for all. Many communities, such as those just impacted by Hurricane Ian, are already living through the impacts of climate change. Despite that, industry and decision-makers continue to prop up false solutions based on fossil fuels. The oil and gas industry is using liquified natural gas (LNG) as yet another last-ditch effort to remain profitable.

Liquified Natural Gas — or LNG — is methane gas extracted by fracking, which is then condensed into a liquid by chilling to negative 260 degrees Fahrenheit. But, this energy source undermines every climate goal set in place. It is clear, LNG is not worth the cost!

Join me for a webinar on October 12 at 6 PM CT to understand the impacts of why LNG is a false promise that will forever impact our climate and local Gulf communities.

You will hear from speakers in Texas, Louisiana, and Appalachia who will provide a unique perspective and solutions on the nationwide fight against the LNG buildout. These stories are powerful lessons, as these communities play a critical role in showing us what adaptability and interconnectedness look like in the face of climate destruction.

And, yes, we are up against a big fight! If the industry gets its way, nearly 20 LNG export facilities and their major infrastructure will be built in the US. It will lock us into decades of continued extractive industries. Unlike some of the other fossil fuels, all of the LNG that is produced will be exported to other countries, leaving local communities to deal with the industry’s negative impacts without benefiting from them.

The facts are clear: Increased LNG infrastructure would not solve the short-term energy crisis.

You will also learn exactly why and how certain communities are labeled “sacrifice zones” – places where low-income communities and communities of color experience disproportionate harm from the fossil fuel industry, industrial pollution, and extreme weather is driven by climate change.

Showing up for frontline communities feels timely as ever, as we saw this past week, two hurricanes ravaged Puerto Rico, Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Florida. We need to be building a movement of people supporting those on the frontlines and actively fighting against expanding the LNG industry, which will only spur stronger and more devastating hurricanes.

We are excited for you to join us this October 12 to be in the community for a night and hear the stories and experiences of community members at the frontlines of LNG expansion and educate a broader audience about LNG impacts and how you can take action! RSVP today!

In Solidarity, Catherine Collentine, Sierra Club

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