Natural gas facilities and public apprehension
I see a number of the U.S. natural gas related projects progressing—presented, community involvement, permitting, engineering, construction, and process operation—but, as for public input, I fail to see or recognize where public input is considered—enabling or stopping these projects.
It’s a no-win game for public comments
Since, it is a no-win or just not-be considered Community peoples’ comments related to environmental concerns; as a result, a simple solution might simply be this:
- Request U.S. EPA to complete a potential hazards analysis for natural gas industrial process planned for community; it follows; under the Community Right-to-Know Act benefit to health and welfare of community and people;
- As a result, U.S. EPA publish (no peer review process here just the facts published as discovered) finding of potential hazard(s) as discovered and don’t waste U.S. EPA time and effort with curative action planning—just public publish the U.S. EPA hazard(s) findings absent conclusions. Because the public has the right to know hazards within their community as discovered!
- It follows, all other natural gas permit granting agency(s) can make their own decisions what does “public interest” means or not mean with no influence from U.S. EPA other than Community people have received notice about hazard(s) potentials within their community as created by proposed natural gas related facility.
Let the documents do the presentation
Let’s look at an actual permit process SIERRA CLUB, Petitioner, v. FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, Respondent. No. 15-1133 – DC15-1133SierraClub.pdf, http://www.ferc.gov/legal/court-cases/briefs/2016/DC15-1133SierraClub.pdf (last visited Feb 14, 2016)
Apparent to me
With these natural gas projects within the U.S. the Community and Citizen’s input carry little weight for- or against-project permit granting; therefore, don’t waste your time arguing with any permit agency, but just public for all community public learning what are the hazard(s) that are introduced into their Community surround.
It’s the Community people right to know: Community Right-to-Know Act. Even if they can’t stop the permit process, construction, and natural gas facility processing.
Posted: 2/14/2016 1:36:24 PM