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STOP Liquidized Natural Gas Facility in Port. St. Joe Florida

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We are opposed to NOPETROL's proposed Liquidized Natural Gas facility. This is a petition to request that the Port St. Joe Mayor and Board of Commissioners cease progress toward an approval of the proposed facility on 60-acres of waterfront land in St. Joesph Bay.

City and County officials have expressed support for the project, as has Florida State Rep. Jason Shoaf (R), whose family owns the gas company that would supply the fuel.

Nopetro has authorization to export up to 51.75 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per year, which would include exports from a proposed facility on 60 acres in Port St. Joe on land owned by the St. Joe Company. Nopetro will obtain natural gas from Energy Transfer’s Florida Gas Transmission, a massive interstate pipeline originating in Texas that directly links gas production in TX and Louisiana with Florida. St. Joe Natural Gas―where Jason Shoaf serves as Vice- President―connects to this interstate pipeline. Nopetro stated to FERC that it “will receive natural gas through two [new] lateral lines from St. Joe Natural Gas Co.

Environmental studies of the sediment in the mill waste discharge area at the proposed LNG Dock cannot be located. Consequently, the concentrations of dioxins, PCBs, and other contaminants in the proposed LNG Dock Area are unknown. The sediments likely have significant contamination levels, given the discharge history of effluent from the paper mill.

Property values will plunge. Roads/Bay will be impacted from heavy truck and marine traffic transferring dangerous LNG and we firmly believe the 12 jobs created are not worth the cost to our beautiful community.

Residents near existing LNG facilities report that the nights above are often lit up with burning gas flares - releasing air pollutants that are hazardous to human health, including particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide - often going on for days with little or no break, and at all hours.

The location is prone to storm surge flooding and damage from hurricanes, posing health and safety risks. Nopetro will store vast quantities of LNG onsite by stacking dozens or hundreds of IP shipping containers as they await transport via ship or truck on Route 98 to other ports.

There will be disruption to St. Joseph Bay stemming from LNG terminal operations, dredging, and marine cargo ship congestion.

Also, the facility will have huge NEGATIVE impacts to tourism, fisheries, and commerce. Commercial fishing and outdoor recreation activities will become impossible in St Joe Bay, activities positively impacting our economy.

There are safer options to generate tax revenue for infrastructure projects. Green Tech Energy and Smyrna Ready Mix both deserve equal, if not greater, consideration to compliment the $850,000 granted by the EPA to our city to spur redevelopment. Support the non-profit org, Pioneer Bay Community Development Corporation (www.pioneerbaycdc.org) in its efforts to redevelop North Port St. Joe.

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