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DEADLINE for public comment on LNG by Rail Extended to August 7, 2019!

President Trump issued an Executive Order for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to approve rail cars for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) transport within 13 months. Two months later, PHMSA issues for public comment a proposed “Special Permit” for rail cars to carry LNG, being driven by an application by LNG exporters (Energy Transfer Solutions is a subsidiary of New Fortress Energy) that want to export LNG overseas from Gibbstown, NJ, on the Delaware River (for more details on New Fortress Energy and Gibbstown Logistics see link below).

Please send a comment in opposition to this harebrained idea of another type of bomb train (like the crude by rail trains), as dangerous as the LNG bomb trucks they are using now, risking disaster as they barrel through communities carrying polluting fracked LNG. To read the PHMSA proposal go here.

1) You can use this sample letter we've provided to help write your own comment.

2. Then, Comment directly to PHMSA here.

This rush to approval is not only reckless but also will launch a whole new highly dangerous means of transporting LNG over land to terminals that plan to export, where companies can get a lot more return for their buck, the public’s safety and the environment be damned. The new “market” means more pollution and destruction from increased fracking, more fracked gas processing plants like the LNG liquefaction plant New Fortress Energy wants to build in Wyalusing Twp., Bradford County, more greenhouse gas emissions and climate crises, more devastating health impacts from the shale gas frenzy and more communities exposed to the dangers of fire and explosion from derailments and accidents.

Go here for a Fact Sheet about the Gibbstown Logistics Center proposal to export LNG from New Jersey overseas.

For more information about the New Fortress plan to ship LNG overseas from Gibbstown, NJ, go here.

Please send a comment in opposition to this harebrained idea of another type of bomb train, like the LNG bomb trucks they are using now, risking disaster as they barrel through communities carrying polluting fracked LNG! https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=PHMSA-2019-0100

Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 05:00 PM