Sierra Club Channels Mad Hatter in Ridiculous New Anti-LNG Report
Someone call the Mad Hatter, because Sierra Club’s report attacking Texas liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals is full of nonsense and we are here with the tea.
The report, Rio Grande Valley: At Risk From Fracked-Gas Export Terminals, aims to spread misinformation about three LNG export facilities in South Texas and scare people throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Unfortunately for the Sierra Club, the report comes across as more senseless rather than scary.
Firstly, Sierra Club’s report claims that these LNG export terminals would harm RGV locals. Of course, the report ignores the fact that the project will bring well-paying jobs to Cameron County, where more than 34% of residents live in poverty. In fact, the permanent jobs created by just one of the facilities, Annova LNG, are projected to have an average salary of $70,000 – that’s almost twice the median household income in Cameron County.
The madness goes on, as the report calls the Eagle Ford and Permian shale basins “climate time bombs.” It seems the authors of the report overlooked the well-cited figures that natural gas from those very basins help lower emissions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are at their lowest level since 1992. And shipping that gas to countries around the world will help to lower global emissions even more.
Does Sierra Club really care about climate change? Shouldn’t they support lower emissions?
The report continues its colorful made-up language by denouncing “fossil gas,” which they say is another word for natural gas. Unfortunately for the Sierra Club, there is no such thing as “fossil gas,” but of course that didn’t stop them from using it multiple times in the report.
The irony of a group literally making up terms while calling everyone who disagrees with them “science deniers” is pretty thick.
Finally, just in time for Hurricane Barry, the Sierra Club tossed in a bizarre infographic implying that Texas oil and gas production is directly responsible for the Gulf of Mexico’s annual hurricane season… or something? We’re not quite sure. What we are sure of though, is that Sierra Club is confusing weather for climate, proving that this infographic is as ill-conceived and shameless as Sierra Club’s arguments.
The Mad Hatter told Alice: “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t.”
Welcome to Sierra Club’s world of nonsense.