Advocates laud halt of LNG proposal; ASIG suspends project due to Gulf oil spill fallout
Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, which led opposition to the project it labeled “Insanity Island,” said last week that she thinks public opinion played a large role in the company’s decision.
“I think it was that they were reading the public sentiment and that we have a governor who holds a veto pen and says he doesn’t support LNG; those are not very hard signs to read.
“I can’t see many of the factors that they used wisely to make their decision to withdraw their application changing anytime soon. Public opinion is going to be in opposition because this project makes no public sense.”
Zipf and other local environmental groups, including Surfrider Foundation and the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council, lauded the decision in a press release.