Ugly Part II
(For those of you reading from places other than here, there are four liquid natural gas companies attempting to build plants which will totally destroy the present commerce and uniqueness of the Columbia River.)
Speaking of ugly skies, I find it odd that with all the anti LNG stuff out there, few seems to be outraged by the concept that these towers will stand at three times the height of the tallest building in Astoria. Can you imagine what sort of shadow they will cast? It’s not bad enough that the LNG rat bastards want to screw up the fish in the river, screw up the shipping channel, pollute our air with the standard 1-3% escape from venting the gas in transit, but to top it off they want totally screw up the landscape and erect several two-hundred plus foot, white storage tanks?
People need to envision what ugly monstrosities these tanks will be. I don’t care how much they say or do. I don't care what they look like in a watercolor painting. They will never be able to cover these things up or make them look like they belong there.
You folks who say that LNG is OK with you… Why don’t you just invite the LNG people over to take a big shit on your lawns and drive ways? That’s what they are going to visibly do to our county and to the Columbia River. It’s going to look like Newark when they are finished.
They think that if they show us beautiful watercolor art we will be lulled by their sense of beauty. To them money is the only thing of beauty that they understand. It is that sort of concept of beauty that has stripped our forests to stumps and taken all the fish from our rivers and sent them away in shinny cans. Now every couple of years we have to reinvent our economy to compensate for our losses we suffered from corporate greed.
So, shall we take a lesson from history, or shall we do it again? If you are sick of the exploitation of our most unique and beautiful region, it's time to speak out and write to our representatives and the FERC.