CBS 4 was denied access inside the public comment event but we spoke with protestors and supporters of Rio Grande LNG’s project.
Another public LNG event, another protest.
“I’m going to make sure you’re not operating anymore. Not under our name and not under my health,” one LNG Protestor said.
FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, held a public comment session to get feedback from the community about both the Rio Grande LNG and Texas LNG projects.
“Express their concerns or support for the project. Really ask for any kind of questions about the project or the impact,” said NextDecade LNG Corporate Communications Director, Ashley Helmer.
FERC prepared environmental impact statements on the Rio Grande LNG project and the Texas LNG project.
“They analyze every aspect of the project and how it could affect the areas,” Helmer said.
The commission goes through each comment then issue a final environmental impact statement.
Protestors don’t want any LNG companies to set up shop in the Valley.
“There’s a much bigger problem here.”
“We don’t need this. And it’s invisible a lot of this stuff you can’t see it. You can’t smell it,” said John Young.
Protestors said it’s about the future of children and animals in the Valley and they have multiple Valley cities to back them up.
“The City of Port Isabel, South Padre Island, Laguna Vista, have all passed anti-LNG resolutions,” said Sierra Club Organizer, Rebekah Hinojosa.
CBS 4 went to LNG’S supporter side to see if they wanted to comment. Off camera we were told that they weren’t allowed to speak to media.
We had more questions for NEXTDECADE LNG but were cut off in the middle of the interview.