Over 200,000 comments to DOE on LNG exports
Thanks for your efforts in contacting the DOE about exporting natural gas. The Sierra Club reports that over 200,000 comments were made. Here are some of the highlights from the Sierra Club story:
WASHINGTON, DC- Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, CREDO, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Food & Water Watch, and the Sierra Club delivered over 200,000 public comments, including extensive technical comments and a companion economic analysis report, along with a letter signed by 80 organization to the Department of Energy (DOE) expressing outrage over an economic study on exporting natural gas overseas that it is reviewing.
... “The public should be outraged to hear that domestic supplies of gas would be shipped overseas and that households which rely on a paycheck will see no benefit, which is clearly stated in the report,” said Deb Nardone of the Sierra Club. “Most Americans rely on a paycheck. Meanwhile communities all across the country are left footing the bill to clean up contaminated water supplies and with increased medical bills due to air pollution. Exporting fracked gas is clearly not in the best interest of the United States. DOE and President Obama must not accept this flawed study.”
"Fracked gas is one of the dirtiest sources of energy on the planet, and increasing demand for it will only accelerate climate change and lead to more superstorms like Sandy," said Zack Malitz from CREDO. "If President Obama’s inaugural promise to respond to the threat of climate change is sincere, he will deny all applications to export fracked gas abroad."