Bradwood Landing LNG Tries To Buy-off River Environmentalists
Posted in the Astoria Forum
#1 Dec 14, 2006
So says Bradwood's Northern Star Natural Gas in their latest attempt to use money, a million-plus dollars a year, to buy-off the key players in the preservation of Salmon Habitat on the Columbia, especially at a critical Salmon hatching grounds near the proposed LNG Transfer/Storage site.
Well, look at the photo below and notice the specific location of that site, right at the one of the narrowest junctures in our river and right on top of the shipping channel.
Look at the vertical rectangle in the midst of all the circles. That's the scaled size of a typical LNG Tanker and you can see how much impact just one of the will have, with security measures, on river operations at that site with approx. 2 tankers a week with full security measures from the mouth of the river to the site, a 24 hour off-loading time and then full security back down to the mouth.
What does this mean?
It means we all be serving this one private corporation 24-7-365, upriver and down.
But you say from what you've heard "WE?" are going to get $7,000,000 a year in property taxes off that project. Well, yes you are but, you also could be paying out of your tax dollars between 8 and 10 Million Dollars a year in fees to pay for that security to get those tankers upriver and back down and by the way ask somebody from Bradwood/Northern* who will be responsible should one of those tankers blow the hell up on its way to or from the site?
Yes, all this security focussed to the benefit of one private corporation pretty much seven days a week.
Enhanced Salmon Habitat?
Hell that's "chump change" to keep a bunch of tree hugging do gooders quiet and if it were actually believed, a P.R. Coup unparalleled.
Looks to me like they've pretty well gotten to the local media as well with those advertising dollars.
Amazing the power of money.
What do we get for all this? 30-50-60-70 jobs that nobody around here will likely qualify for.
What does Bradwood/Northern* get?
A facility rated at One Billion Cubic Feet of regasified Natural Gas a day, sold at, let's say,$0.45 per hundred cubic feet(As a wholesale price).
Why that's the potential for $4,500,000 a day and just this happens at least 5 days a week x 52 weeks.
That's the potential of, get this,$1,170,000,000.00 gross revenue per year and that's if they don't start price gouging since they own the only basketball on the court around these parts.
Anybody ever think that just a 1% residual on each cubic foot of gas pumped out of our county, through the pipelines extorted out of community property owners on both sides of the river would generate $11,700,000 a year to make the pain of this "Private Corporation' that holds us hostage more bearable?
I don't think anybody outside of Northern* NG is really thinking here.
All that local profiteering during the 3 to 5 year construction phase of this project must be blinding many's thinking here.
And you say we need good cheap natural gas? Well, you won't likely get it from these people.
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