Is everyone clear on what "open loop technology" means for these LNG terminals that are now being debated? Open loop means sucking in gargantuan volumes of seawater that gets sterilized before returning to the sea. One biologist in Louisiana calculated that the local red drum (a popular recreational fish) population would decline by 8% if proposed facilities are constructed. But here's an editorial thanking the governor for opposing the technology.
Posted by Randy Olson at June 2, 2005 01:02 AM
LNG terminals: combined terrorism and environmental threat?