LNG Terminal Open Forum
Massive Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal Proposed on Delaware River?
Just across the river from Chester, PA
Open Forum February 7
Friday, February 7, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
University Center, Webb Room (Building #4, E. 14th St.)
Widener University Main Campus
Delaware Riverkeeper Network is cohosting the event with the Widener University College of Arts and Sciences and the Delaware Law School
Educational Forum to discuss the proposal to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Terminal on the Delaware River in Gibbstown, NJ, 2.73 miles from Chester, PA
Learn about the public health and safety and the environmental issues; find out how you can be involved.
Developers want to turn the Delaware River into a conduit for export of fracked gas overseas. A massive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal is proposed across from Chester, PA in Gibbstown, NJ on the Delaware River. Come learn all about it and how you can be involved at the forum cosponsored by Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Widener University College of Arts and Sciences and the Delaware Law School.
- LNG expert Fred Millar will explore public health and safety issues of LNG transportation and handling
- Explanation of the project – Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network
- Gibbstown site issues, implications of project – Jeff Tittel, NJ Sierra Club
- Climate and fossil fuel development impacts – Jocelyn Sawyer, Food and Water Watch
New Fortress Energy and their subsidiary Delaware River Partners plan to truck or rail millions of gallons of extremely dangerous liquefied natural gas and natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale fields hundreds of miles away through Pennsylvania to Gibbstown NJ; load it on ships 24/7, 365 days per year at a new deepwater port just across from Chester and Tinicum Township; and ship it down the Delaware River for sale overseas.
Chester and Southeastern PA will be in the line of fire:
- within the potential impact zone of the terminal - should there be an accident, explosion, or pollution release of the flammable and hazardous liquids;
- in a transportation corridor - for hundreds of trucks or, if LNG by Rail is approved, hazardous “bomb trains” every day;
- alongside dangerous LNG ships as they pass up and down the river on their way to the foreign ports.
This is a free and open event – please join us!
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