Re: Dale Edwards’ August 16 letter, "Sanctuary plan takes the joy out of fishing":
What is really going to take the "joy out of fishing" is the location of liquefied natural gas facilities off our Ventura County coast.
The BHP Billiton Cabrillo Port will be a floating LNG conversion factory located in the ocean off the south coast of Oxnard. The NorthernStar Clearwater Port will be on an old oil platform in the ocean off the west coast of Oxnard. There will be wide security and safety exclusion zones created by these projects. The exclusion areas will not only surround the LNG terminals, but also the huge LNG supertankers as they continuously travel to and from the terminals. That means these areas will be off limits to sport and commercial fishing as well as restricting recreational boating.
It is time for those who enjoy our ocean and those who make a living from the ocean to speak out. Join the No LNG Community Alliance by calling 805-488-0422. For more information, see: www.edcnet.org and www.coastaladvocates.com.
— Shirley Godwin, Oxnard