Tri-City Meeting shows unity in opposition to LNG

first_img Share By J. NOEL ESPINOZASpecial to the PRESSPort Isabel, Laguna Vista, and South Padre Island city leaders are seated together during an August 14 “Tri-city” meeting. Photo by J. Noel Espinoza.With an overwhelming show of hands, officials of Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, and South Padre Island showed their opposition to extract liquefied natural gas (LNG) around the Port of Brownsville in Cameron County.The tri-city meeting took place Wednesday at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center where the majority of the citizens present also supported the measure to stop Annova LNG, the company trying to build a plant and also attempting to get a tax abatement at a future county commissioners’ meeting Aug. 20 in Brownsville.“My concern is that LNG is a very bad polluter for the environment,” said Tommy J. Saenz, a resident of South Padre Island and one of several residents who spoke against Annova LNG at the meeting. “It will destroy our economy and tourism.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedGRANTED: After repeated public, city opposition, Cameron County Commissioners grant Annova LNG tax abatementBy Gaige Davila  [email protected]    Cameron County Commissioners voted to grant Houston-based Annova LNG,a liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility planned for development in the Port of Brownsville area, a ten-year tax abatement, despite opposition from citizens and municipalities of the Laguna Madre area, during their Oct. 1 meeting. A…October 4, 2019In “News”Port Isabel sues Port of Brownsville over potential LNG export plant leases  By Gaige Davila [email protected]   The City of Port Isabel, with Port Isabel Mayor Juan Jose “JJ” Zamora and Port Isabel City Commissioner Martin Cantu, have filed a lawsuit against the Port of Brownsville for its lease agreements with liquified natural gas (LNG) companies.  Texas LNG, Annova LNG and…February 6, 2020In “News”Laguna Madre towns oppose LNGBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Citing overwhelming input from residents expressing concern, the Laguna Vista Town Council and the South Padre Island City Council voted unanimously to adopt resolutions opposing the construction of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals along the Brownsville Ship Channel. With the end of…September 4, 2015In “News”last_img