Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Broward Democrats vote to ask Crist to block proposed floating gas plant and pipeline

The Broward Democratic Party wants Gov. Charlie Crist to use his authority to veto a proposal for a floating gasworks off northern Fort Lauderdale.

A resolution opposing the terminal and pipeline passed unanimously Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of a couple of hundred Democrats who govern the local party.
The Democrats acted at the request of Ivan Itkin, president of the Galt Ocean Grassroots Organization, a Democratic Party club.
Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar called it a "godawful idea" and "highly detrimental to our community." He said defeating the idea is "critical to the health and welfare of Broward County and all of South Florida."
Suez Energy North America Inc., a subsidiary of a huge French energy company, has proposed construction of the Calypso Deepwater Port, twin undersea terminals 7.7 and 10.3 miles off the coast to receive natural gas deliveries from tankers and send the highly flammable fuel through a pipeline to South Florida's power plants.
Read more about the proposed project, and the reaction to it, here.
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