Supporting Organizations

Acadiana Fly Rodders
Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
Alabama Chapter–Sierra Club
Alabama Coastal Fishermen's Association
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (project of Mobile Jaycees)
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Alabama Spearfishing Association
Alliance for Affordable Energy
Aqua Aces Dive Club

Association of Family Fishermen
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper
BaitnTackle.net
Better Growth Mobile
Calhoun County Resource Watch
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Coastal Bend Regional Group–Sierra Club

Contraband Fly Casters
East Ascension Sportsman's League, Inc.
Environmental Coalition of Mississippi
Former Governor of Louisiana Mike Foster
Galveston Bay Conservation & Protection Association
Galveston Bay Foundation
Galveston Regional Group–Sierra Club
Golden Triangle Group–Sierra Club
Governor of Alabama
Governor of Louisiana
Governor of Mississippi
Great Days Outdoors Magazine
Greenpeace
Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Gulf Restoration Network
Gulf States Marine Fish Commission
Houston Audubon Society
Houston Regional Group–Sierra Club
Houston Underwater Club
HuntnFish.com
Informed Choices
Lone Star Chapter–Sierra Club
Louisiana Audubon Council
Louisiana Bayoukeeper
Louisiana Charter Boat Association
Louisiana Department of Wildlife
Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Louisiana Legislature
Louisiana Seafood Advisory Board
Louisiana Shrimp Association
Louisiana Sportsman Magazine
Louisiana Wildlife Federation
Marsh & Bayou Magazine
Mike Lane's RodnReel.com
Mississippi Chapter–Sierra Club
Mississippi Charter Boat Captains Association
Mississippi Department on Marine Resources
Mobile Bay Area Group–Sierra Club
Mobile Bay Watch/Mobile Baykeeper
Mobile County Wildlife and Conservation Association
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Orange Beach Fishing Association
Organized Seafood Association of Alabama
PISCES – Professional Involvement in Seafood Concerned Enterprises
Portersville Revival Group
RESTORE
Saltwater Sportsman's Association
SCENIC Galveston
Senator Mary Landrieu
Sierra Club–Delta Chapter
Southern Bama Bait and Tackle
Sport Fishing Magazine
STOP–LNG
Terrebonne Fisherman's Organization
Texas Shrimp Association
The Advocate
The Mobile Register
The Ocean Conservancy
The Sun Herald
Times–Picayune
United Commercial Fishermen's Association
Weeks Bay Fishing Club
WildLaw

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Join Mr. Bill in telling Shell "Noooo!"
Take Three Steps to Protect Fish and Local Fishermen

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals pose a developing threat to commercial and recreational fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil and gas corporations import natural gas in a super-chilled, liquefied form, warm it to return it to gas form, and then deliver it to our natural gas pipelines. As of July 2005, eight of the 23 facilities proposed for the Gulf are designed to use an open-rack vaporizer, or open-loop system, which would run Gulf seawater through radiatorlike racks. One terminal alone could use up to 270 million gallons of Gulf water a day to vaporize the natural gas. The drastic temperature change, chlorination, and physical damage caused by the process would destroy fish eggs and larva by the billions. The cumulative impacts of these facilities would be a significant blow to our fisheries. Open-loop LNG terminals are currently proposed in essential habitat for shrimp, redfish (red drum), king mackerel, red snapper, blue fin tuna and other important species.

Oil and gas corporations have alternatives: closed-loop or forced-air vaporizer systems, though more expensive to operate, would be significantly less destructive to our fisheries while allowing the oil and gas corporations to profit significantly. The energy industry is important to Louisiana and the Gulf, but so are our commercial and recreational fishing industries, which generate $800 million in commercial landings and $5.6 billion in recreational expenditures annually.

The Gulf of Mexico is the exclusive target for open loop.

All eight proposed and approved offshore LNG terminals in the Gulf of Mexico would use the open-loop system. Yet, the 36 other proposed and existing LNG terminals across the country would use a closed-loop system. This includes one terminal proposed off the coast of Massachusetts and two terminals proposed off the coast of California.

The Deepwater Port License Application for the Neptune LLC Deepwater Port off of Massachusetts states that “although lifetime operating costs would be higher for the closed-loop mode, the environmental considerations related to year-round open-loop operation would be significant and remain as the key discriminating factor in this analysis. Therefore, the closed-loop operating mode is considered the preferred alternative for LNG vaporization.”

Citing water temperature and "cultural acceptance," oil and gas corporations have made the Gulf the exclusive sacrifice area for their fish-killing, open-loop LNG facilities.

Take action today to tell Shell to abandon their flawed proposal and embrace a fish-friendly alternative.

See the Gumbo Alliance’s ad in the Baton Rouge Advocate, thanking the Governor for her support for fish-friendly LNG terminals. (PDF)

To read the release and see photos from the Gumbo Alliance press event and boat parade at One Shell Square, click here.