Your help is urgently needed to encourage Gov. Blanco to veto an "open-loop" liquefied natural gas terminal proposed by McMoRan Exploration just 16 miles southeast of Venice.
Open-loop LNG systems convert liquefied gas back into a gaseous state by circulating seawater through a radiator-like system to reheat it. Each open-loop system filters over 100 millions of gallons of seawater per day, then chlorinates it to prevent fouling in the intake pipe. This process creates the potential to cause extensive, unknown damage to the marine resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Click here if you'd like to see CCA's testimony on McMoRan Exploration's LNG terminal.
The governors of impacted states have a say in whether corporations can elect to use open-loop technology, which is cheaper to operate. Gov. Blanco pledged last year to oppose any open-loop terminal and support only terminals using systems known to have negligible impacts on marine life.
The time has come for conservationists to let the Governor know we support her position to protect the fish and marine life of the Gulf of Mexico. Click below to email the Governor's office, and make your voice heard. (AOL users: paste the link below into your web browser.)