ShellNews.net: PROTECTING THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT OF THE PACIFIC RIM: (CHAPTER 2): "Since 1994, Shell Oil has been spearheading an oil and gas extraction project off the shore of Sakhalin Island, a Russian Island north of Japan. This development will impact the critically endangered Western Pacific Grey Whale...": Posted Wednesday 12 October 2005: 09.30pm EDT
CHAPTER 2: Impacts in California
California is one of the prospective markets for the LNG that is produced from Sakhalin. To read more about the impacts that Sakhalin gas will have on California, and what Californians can do about it, click here.
Liquid Natural Gas: Not In Anyone's Backyard
For the first time in history, California is considering importing Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) to meet what the energy industry is claiming to be a looming energy shortfall. LNG is natural gas that is extracted abroad and chilled to a temperature of -260 degrees Fahrenheit to liquefy. It is loaded onto huge tankers, and brought overseas to import terminals now being proposed along the California and Baja, Mexico coast. Under the proposed plans, the gas would then be "re-gassified," and would be used to generate electricity for the California energy grid.
One of the sources of natural gas would be Sakhalin Island, Russia, where we have been actively supporting grassroots efforts to hold Shell and ExxonMobil to the highest environmental standards in their projects there. In December, 2003, Pacific Environment co-founded Ratepayers for Affordable, Clean Energy (RACE) with other organizations concerned with the dangerous impacts of the LNG import plan.
Click on the links below to learn more!
Lawsuit Demanding Public, Evidentiary Hearings on LNG - Summary of RACE Coalition's lawsuit demanding transparent process on LNG
Liquefied Natural Gas: The Wrong Choice for California - Facts about the Myths and Realities of LNG
Liquefied Natural Gas: From the Earth's Depths to Your Home - An interactive tour about what LNG means for you, your community, and for the planet!
Pacific Environment's Position on LNG
More about Ratepayers for Affordable, Clean Energy
Take Action for Clean Energy in California!
Synapse Energy Economics Report on Gas Supply and Demand in California
Voices of Opposition Along the LNG Fast-Track - April 2005
29 August 2005 - Clean Energy Advocates File Lawsuit on LNG’s Environmental Impacts
11 January 2005 - 44 Leading California Lawmakers Demand Hearings on LNG
3 September 2004 - In Backroom Deal, CPUC Opens California to LNG
9 June 2004 - Environment and Citizen Coalition Demand Day in Court for LNG
25 March 2004 - Citizen Coalition Calls for State Hearings As Feds Move to Force Liquid Natural Gas on California
LNG In The News
Enron Forgotten: Congress may stick us with a natural-gas rip-off - Los Angeles Weekly, May 5 2005
Coalition Doubts Need for LNG Imports - 16 February 2005 – San Diego Union Tribune, 16 February 2005
Environmentalists Challenge State on Natural Gas Imports - 16 February 2005 – KPCC Radio Broadcast (Requires Media Player)
Groups Fueling Ad Blitz for LNG - Los Angeles Times, 13 December 2004
Liquefied natural gas -- Not in anyone's backyard - San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed, 2 April 2004
For the Record, Sakhalin II...
ShellNews.net: PROTECTING THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT OF THE PACIFIC RIM: CHAPTER ONE: "Since 1994, Shell Oil has been spearheading an oil and gas extraction project off the shore of Sakhalin Island, a Russian Island north of Japan. This development will impact the critically endangered Western Pacific Grey Whale...": Posted Wednesday 12 October 2005: 09.30pm EDT: READ
ShellNews.net: PROTECTING THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT OF THE PACIFIC RIM: CHAPTER THREE: Posted Wednesday 12 October 2005: 09.30pm EDT: READ
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