What is Liquified "Natural" Gas or LNG?
Jan 5, 2018 — Friends,
One of the biggest challenges we’ve encountered in working on this campaign is how to talk about a very complex and at times technical project in a way that is easy to understand. As part of our work to spread this outside of Tacoma, we’re going to start a series of educational petition updates to make sure that you all – our supporters! – understand why we are trying to stop this project, and can help us get the word out.
For each update, we’ll pick a different brief topic to cover. If you have specific questions, feel free to leave them in the comments! Today, we’re answering the question: What is LNG?
LNG stands for liquefied natural gas. It’s a liquid form of a fossil fuel that was once thought to be a “green fossil fuel” but we now know is a huge contributor to climate change. It is extracted through fracking, and stored at -260 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain it in a liquid form.
This LNG facility would require the extraction of more fossil fuels and necessitate further investments in fossil fuel infrastructure. In other words, it would cement us into a future of climate change.
We need to stop this facility.
Fossil fuels must stay in the ground if want our children to have a safe planet to live on.
Will you help us spread the word? Share the above image on Facebook by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2CvuJNB.
We’ll be back soon to tell you how this gas is being extracted – through fracking – and why that part of the process is harmful for our health and a risk to our safety.
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