Opinion: Opposing LNG Terminal
There is a plan to transport massive quantities of liquified natural gas (LNG) through our communities in South Jersey via rail and/or truck. But grassroots activism could derail this multimillion-dollar fossil-fuel scheme, which involves creating a marine export facility in Greenwich Township (Gibbstown), Gloucester County. Many of us who live in the communities that will be impacted are rallying to oppose this plan. Merchantville, where Dorothy Foley - a longtime resident of Merchantville, leader of the Merchantville Green Team and a member of the Tri-county Sustainability Alliance and Camden for Clean Air - resides in this tiny community of less than a square mile tucked between Pennsauken and Cherry Hill within a one-mile radius of a likely rail and truck route for the LNG shipments. In her opinion, the planet does not need this, nor any other LNG export terminals. South Jersey communities should not bear the immediate threat to public and community safety. Read more.