Time to up your investment in a popcorn company! The U.S. DOE has authorized a LNG terminal near the mouth of the Columbia River at Warrenton, and the transplants are livid.
The DOE has the authority to authorize exports of the commodity, consistent with the public interest. Its review focuses on whether the proposed exports would threaten domestic energy security and whether the exports are consistent with its policy of promoting market competition. Studies sponsored by the agency have concluded that gas exports will provide a net economic gain for the United States, though those gains are concentrated among gas producers and companies in the supply chain.
The Clatsop County transplants have been fighting the idea ever since it first surfaced over ten years ago, and while you might think that they can’t possibly get any nuttier, they’re happy to prove you wrong:
can you say disaster– I knew you could! To build this terminal in the mouth of the river on a sand spit on a earthquake fault is insane–the only jobs produced will be the jobs picking up the dead bodies– disgusting– the people of Clatsop County said NO but the DOE is going to ram it down our throats anyway– this is war
Actually, the “people of Clatsop County” didn’t say “no” – it was the folks who moved up from California saying that. After all, having totally screwed up their own state and subsequently relocated to northwestern Oregon, they feel duty-bound to do the same thing to our state.
It’s not that they’re against jobs, mind you – they just want the jobs to be low-paid barista-type jobs. Had they been here at the time, they’d have fought against construction of the Astoria Bridge.
So the jobs will involve picking up bodies, after the Big Quake hits. It’s the same line they always throw out – as though when or if the Big Quake hits, there won’t be bodies a-plenty to be pulled out of the bed-and-breakfast and coffee shop remains. These people run on nothing but knee-jerk.
Hey! Somebody should look into knee-jerk as a source of energy!