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View Diary: Very Large Floating LNG Terminal & Pipeline on Mississippi Delta, Venice, LA (21 comments)

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  •  I read that... (5+ / 0-)

    ... I live in NOLA, and know how "accurate" the hurricane forecasts can be.  The area they are planning on putting these things is usually under mandatory evacuations many days before a storm is projected to hit anywhere along the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline.

    Also, if you look at the map you'll see that there is only 1 road into that area.  During Katrina that road was around 15 feet under the Gulf of Mexico.  I talked to a Buras, La. (a small town about 15 miles north of Venice on that road) policeman who was on duty that night, he stayed alive by parking his patrol car on top of a bridge which wasn't much higher than the storm surge.

    Some company must be thinking that they can make a ton of money down there despite those risks.  I noticed in the abstract that we'll probably lose another few hundred acres of wetlands due to this project.  It's really a shame that the state decided to continue making money from exploiting the natural resources down here instead of developing more and better uses for its human resources.  

    Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    by Hey338Too on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 10:08:43 PM PST

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    •  Not sure how much danger there is. (0+ / 0-)

      These things are both massive and in shallow water, and there's not a whole lot for them to hit out there even if they broke free from their moorings.

      FPSOs are in use all over the world, in worse sea conditions than you'd encounter in Louisiana.

    •  That must have been a very tense night for him. (1+ / 0-)
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      JeffW
      During Katrina that road was around 15 feet under the Gulf of Mexico.  I talked to a Buras, La. (a small town about 15 miles north of Venice on that road) policeman who was on duty that night, he stayed alive by parking his patrol car on top of a bridge which wasn't much higher than the storm surge.  

      "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

      by Calamity Jean on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 02:15:19 PM PST

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