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Release November 3, 2002
Contact: Stephanie Gomes

LNG Opposition Launches New Website

Vallejo, Calif. -- Community members opposed to the proposed Bechtel-Shell liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power plants on Mare Island in Vallejo have launched a new website ( detailing the reasons why the proposed project is wrong for Vallejo and the Bay Area.

VCPR Co-Chair Elena Ducharme said, "This website is straightforward and clean and reflects the simplicity of the choice we are facing: Do we want to continue this renaissance we are enjoying and move forward with our Waterfront and Mare Island redevelopment plans? Or do we want to begin hosting heavy, hazardous and polluting industry and blight? Our community knows what it wants -- we just hope the Council vote in December reflects that."

The new website condenses extensive research and references to detail the LNG proposal's background, the risks and dangers of LNG, and health and economic impacts of the proposed project on Vallejo and nearby communities. It also exposes commonly circulated myths about alleged benefits of the project, and Bechtel and Shell's track record of environmental degradation and human rights violations around the world. Information on Vallejo, Mare Island and the City's now-suspended plans for Mare Island's future are presented, as are links and information on how the public can get involved in opposing this project.


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