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Puerto Rico drops plan to build natural gas pipeline that was opposed by many islanders

Washington Post -- The government of Puerto Rico has formally withdrawn plans to build a natural gas pipeline after investing more than $50 million in a project that provoked strong opposition from islanders and environmentalists.

Nancy Sticht, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Friday that the agency received a letter requesting the project be abandoned.

The decision comes four months after a government-appointed committee rejected plans for the pipeline that would have bisected the island, and offered three alternatives.

Gov. Luis Fortuno originally backed the project as a way to reduce dependence on oil. He said the 92-mile (148-kilometer) pipeline would have saved $1 billion a year and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 64 percent.

The pipeline would have originated in souther


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listerone
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 5:21:12 PM

OK,let them go without.
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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 11:00:07 PM

Tropical Puerto Rico needed natural gas pipelines like fish need bicycles. Solar hot water and solar PV electric can still replace oil and also reduce emissions even further.
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:10:12 PM

They will be big losers.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:11:02 PM

Sorry, there figure it out.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 3:05:10 PM

bummer for them
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:50:48 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:27:46 AM

vox populi
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listerone
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:16:46 AM

OK,then...let them go without.No gas pipeline...no gas!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:56:24 AM

What a shame
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:37:12 AM

"Marson" It does
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:07:46 AM

okie
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:52:04 AM

"Critics said it would have damaged fragile ecosystems and archaeological sites and exposed people to deadly explosions." Sounds like California.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:41:37 AM

BM4225 said it best!

"The pipeline was a bad thing; it will create jobs, reduce depence on imports, lower energy cost as well as the funds give to them by our country to assist their people."

At least they are still perusing this concept as well as other alternative sources.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:19:12 AM

ok
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74celica
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:10:49 AM

another government wasting 50 million for nothing,when will we wake up
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:05:53 AM

Oh well, they/'ll pay for it in higher gas prices. They'll come around when the gas pricing goes up.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:05:11 AM

Sounds familiar.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:05:05 AM

What's a billion $ ?
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:03:49 AM

So sad that the environmentalists are active in Puerto Rico. Even they can't escape the green weenies. No wonder the majority of Puerto Ricans don't really want to become the 51st state. (Or the 58th state if your Barrack Hussein Obama)
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:03:23 AM

They could prabably get a line of islanders and carry it in bucket. Pay them all 50 cents a day. It would double their GDP
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:03:21 AM

I love sarcasm BM4225!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:02:46 AM

Another waste of taxpayer's money.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:01:17 AM

Ok......
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:00:08 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:00:03 AM

They abandoned the plan, but not the concept.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:59:50 AM

Spend sixty mill know you what to back out .
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:57:55 AM

The pipeline was a bad thing; it will create jobs, reduce depence on imports, lower energy cost as well as the funds give to them by our country to assist their people.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:57:30 AM

They are only a US possession.. they can do what they want.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:57:07 AM

Dumb on thier part.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:56:33 AM

If their figures are right, I would do it anyway. They have done throwed away $50,000!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:55:33 AM

Doesn't affect me.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:55:18 AM

This is their prerogative
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:54:15 AM

Hooray!
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Easy come, easy go.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:53:45 AM

@teamsimons

It's an island that is just over 100 miles east to west and about 40 north to south. It's roughly the size of Southeast Pennsylvania, from Harrisburg-East, and from the northern border of Philadelphia - South.

The pipeline would reduce or eliminate the need for tanker trucks and ships.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:52:32 AM

nutz
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:51:22 AM

We should be using our natural gas.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:50:31 AM

k
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:50:24 AM

Saving $1 billion a year and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 64 percent.
what's wrong w/ the residents environmentalists, are they high or what???
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:50:20 AM

Whatever.
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ok
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:49:15 AM

not gas price related
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:49:08 AM

Not smart!
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another really smart move, really????
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Greenies won another one, economics will suffer.
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Sorry, but I could give a flying F.........
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Yet America isn't stepping forward with any CNG plans for autos.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:47:02 AM

More wasted money
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They grew a brain cell a little too late.
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Good for them.
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need to re-think.
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