Fargin’ War In Clatsop County, Oregon

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!

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8 Responses to Fargin’ War In Clatsop County, Oregon

  1. maxredlines says:

    As I recall, there was some sort of plan a couple of decades back where they wanted to build an intake facility somewhere at the west end of the Columbia and run a big pipe south to California, but it got shot down. I disagree that they’re like a disease; I believe that they are a disease.

    I take it that you had a role in the LNG issue when you were with the Port?

    Well, stand prepared; as quoted in the post, some nutter calling herself “marine mammal” has declared “war” over this. Of course, she also wants to “save the sea lions” at the Port’s docks, so she may be spreading herself a little thin.

    • g says:

      Yes, while on the port. I know the opposition well. They are the anti capitalist/fossil fuel group. It’s nothing more than a political agenda carried out by the fringe left. I’d like to blame it on the democratics but there are actually a lot of democratics in CC that are for this project. Ron Wyden has also spoke in favor. The unions have also been promoting the project as their members stand to gain heavily if the multi billion dollar facility is ever built.

      We aren’t sure where the market is yet. I don’t want to say “it’s complicated” but the LNG market really is. If I was to guess, I would say Japan due to proximity.

      • maxredlines says:

        I knew that Wyden has talked up LNG there; strange to think that he’s a raging moderate compared to some of the county commissioners. If built, I assume Japan would be a buyer because Fukushima, though India’s also got potential.

  2. lectorconstans says:

    So we’re going to EXPORT LNG to “countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States”? Notably, China. Are we using enough here?

    As far as the Big Quake goes, we all might just as well lay down and take a big long nap:

    http://rt.com/usa/earthquake-oregon-report-tsunami-330/
    March 15, 2013

    “Researchers say a massive earthquake and tsunami could soon strike the Northwest US coast, killing more than 10,000 people, flooding entire towns, and causing economic damages totaling $32 billion.
    ….
    … report published by the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission …. The new report claims that there is a 100 percent chance of a monster earthquake occurring in the region – but scientists don’t know when. … death and devastation … An earthquake, together with the resulting tsunami, could leave Oregonians without water, power, heat, telephone services, and in some cases, gasoline.”

    I’m still trying to figure out that last one. “In some cases…”? It seem sorta obvious that if the power goes out, so do a lot of other things. Like gas station pumps (which will be under water anyway)

    • maxredlines says:

      Actually, China’s unlikely to be a player in this, as they’ve just recently struck an agreement with Gazprom (Russia). Most of the LNG would be headed to Japan – which really needs to get replacement sources of energy up and running – with some going to India and South Korea as well.

      In any case, I’ve been hearing about the Big One for as long as I can remember, and the light rail nuts trotted that out during any and every discussion about their I-5 bridge idiocy: “We have to build a new I-5 bridge and we have to do it Right Now, because the existing bridges are gonna fall over when the Big One hits, but if we build a new bridge Now and include light rail on it, everything’ll be fine.” Totally ignoring the fact that when their fabled Big One hits, every bridge in Portland is going down. It’ll be way more chaotic than, say, after St. Helens blew – and that was chaotic enough around here.

      And their light rail “trains” won’t be running, either.

    • g says:

      LNG facilities can be built to withstand earthquakes. That is a non issue IMHO. People that have no concept of engineering promote this crap since it serves their fear mongering needs. Typical of liberal/socialist democratics.

  3. g says:

    Hopefully the Kalifornians don’t run us out of water too. There’s a reason I don’t want anything to do with those socialist mooks. You ever see the movie Independence Day where the aliens invade so they can have our natural resources? Welp, there you go. That’s what the Kalifornian socialist mooks do. They’re like a disease. Wish they would take over the North Pole. Out of sight, out of mind.

    I am very proud though to be one of the people who was responsible for bringing LNG to the North Coast. I hope the facility gets built someday.

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