Stop Insanity Island!

There will be an important meeting this Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at the Long Beach Public Library at 6pm regarding the LNG project. I’ll be there and I hope you are too!
-Anthony,
seabythecity.com

This email was sent to me regarding this issue:

Friends,
Just a reminder of the important upcoming meeting in Long Beach to fight a LNG project slated to be built off our shore. Please make every effort to attend–tell and bring along your friends!
Everyone is urged to attend an upcoming scoping meeting this coming Thursday evening, January 29, 2009 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, in Long Beach. The public speaking portion of this crucial hearing, the most important aspect to the scoping process, is scheduled for 6-8 PM. An open house is scheduled at the library between 4:30 and 6:00 PM as well. It is imperative that as many LNG opponents as possible show up for the public meeting at 6:00 PM. Many local politicians are sitting on the fence, waiting to see which way the public wind is blowing. We must show them that the public values its marine environment and wants no part of dangerous, polluting liquefied natural gas facilities off our LI coast! If you can speak at the meeting against this fossil fuel facility that would be great. If you do not wish to speak that is OK–your presence will testify to your opposition to “Insanity Island.” Bring your friends, family and acquaintances to the meeting, and spread the word to all about the importance it has for our environment. We hope to stop this misguided development in its tracks, just as Broadwater was defeated on the North Shore. Our ocean, just like the Long Island Sound, is a precious resource that demands our protection!
A few facts about Atlantic Sea Island Group’s “Insanity Island”: It is projected to be 14 times the size of Giants stadium, to be composed of 14 tons of stone and concrete fill, an island 10 times the volume of the Empire State Building. This concrete and stone island will threaten marine habitat and wildlife, an horrific industrialization of our ocean. Liquefied Natural Gas is up to 40% more dirty than American natural gas and would come from foreign sources such as Russia, the Middle East and Africa, the extraction and processing of which harms the ecologies of those nations as well. We already have enough cheap sources of natural gas to last many years. More importantly, we should be following a sane path of energy development that relies on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, and energy conservation. Global warming and sea level rise are only heightened with liquefied natural gas. Investment in LNG facilities will only divert us away from clean energy develpment.
Again, the meeting on the 29th is extremely important–please make every effort to attend. We must stand up for our environment, our marine habitat, and all its diverse wildlife!
If you have any questions please give me a call or email. More detailed information about the ASIG project can also be found at Clean Ocean Action’s website www.CleanOceanAction.org or by calling them at 732-872-0111. All the best!

Jim

For more info, please read the Herald Community Newspaper article:
http://www.liherald.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20224332&BRD=1601&PAG=461&dept_id=477736&rfi=6

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